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Application deadline: 6th February 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.

Be part of the future and participate in applied research that develops innovations in the field of big data and artificial intelligence in collaboration with the scientific community, business and government.

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


Junior Researcher

Applied area: Data enrichment and semantic interoperability


Your responsibilities:

  • Carries out research tasks related to data enrichment and semantic interoperability for artificial intelligence;
  • Works with technologies and tools for knowledge management and representation in different application domains;
  • Develops techniques and methods for semantic interoperability;
  • Participates in research and implementation of algorithms and models for the analysis of enriched data;
  • Participates in the generation of ideas for the application of research outcomes in innovation projects;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at the national and international level;
  • Contributes to high-quality publications.



  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, applied computing, software engineering or another related area;
  • Experience in the domain of semantic technologies;
  • Experience in developing ML models is an advantage;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills, prioretizing of tasks, motivation to discover new approaches in AI development;
  • 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) till February 6th 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,
  • 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.


Stages of the contest:

1.The Selection Committee reviews the documents, submitted by the candidates and selects those meeting the requirements of the job, as described in the job profile. The selected candidates will be informed by 6 February 2022.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 7 – 18 February 2022.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

4.The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract under the project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01 „Big Data for Smart Society”.


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