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Application deadline: October 30th 2022




GATE is a joint initiative between Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden. The Swedish institutions are leading organizations in strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and the Digital Twin Cities Centre.

GATE develops research capacity and potential in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, cultivating the next generation of leading scientists by expanding the existing research network and establishing long-term agreements with leading global organizations. The Institute builds sustainable stakeholder relationships, focusing on technological collaboration between government, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations towards Artificial Intelligence and smart decision-making models.

We use artificial intelligence for a better and safer life.

For our team we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future


Junior Researcher - Analysis of social media and disinformation


Your responsibilities:

  • Designs, implements and supports complex data models data in the domain of social media analysis;
  • Develops solutions for extracting data from different sources: text documents, relational data bases, etc.
  • Develops models which help in the analysis of social media content;
  • Teaches in programs in the domain of analysis of natural language and social media contents;
  • Participates in research on methods for analysis and content analysis in Bulgarian and other languages;
  • Develops ontologies to present the data semantics;
  • Keeps themselves up to date with the newest technological trends.

Our requirements:

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or another technological or philological area;
  • Experience in the analysis of social media data;
  • Experience in tools for collecting social media data, e.g. Crowdtangle, APIs for Twitter, YouTube;
  • Experience in developing models and machine learning, e.g. Python
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple tasks and motivation for achieving high quality results;
  • Fluency in English.

Our offer:

  • You will have the freedom to conduct research in any area within the scope and priorities of GATE, creating new visions for the future
  • You will be provided with numerous opportunities for learning, knowledge exchange and career development, locally and internationally
  • Your research will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs
  • You will have a flexible work schedule and, modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • Competitive working conditions and a salary commensurate with your skills and experience


How to apply:

Please send your contact data and files with personal documents on our Application Form - Gate (gate-ai.eu) until October 30th 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 2 pp)
  • CV
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field
  • Two references letters or personal recommendations, arranged by applicants and directly submitted by the letter or provided as contact data in the cover letter
  • As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declaration:
    I agree to the processing of my personal data included in this application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment.


Additional information on the site www.gate-ai.eu or contact us on: katya.danova@gate-ai.eu


By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your personal data and consent to be processed for the purpose of recruitment and selection of personnel. The processing of your personal data shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Law and related legal acts in Bulgaria.


Selection stages:

  • Examination of the documents submitted and admission to the competition of those who satisfy the requirements set out in the notice. The successful candidates will be informed by 30.10.2022.
  • An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 4 November 2022.
  • All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  • The selected candidates will be hired on a contract basis under project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01 'Big Data for a Smart Society'.