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Application deadline: 30th of January 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

Data Engineer


Your responsibilities:

  • Collecting, parsing, integrating, and managing large sets of structured and unstructured data, ingesting heterogeneous data from different data sources;
  • Harmonizing data structures and nomenclatures;
  • Providing effective Data Governance;
  • Managing data quality through data unit tests and statistics across dataset releases;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities



  • Bachelor or Master’s degree as a minimum - in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experience with data modelling and database administration;
  • Experience with data cleaning approaches and data transformation (ETL) tools;
  • Familiarity with diverse and complex schema languages (e.g. RDFS/OWL ontologies, RDF shapes, RDBMS DML, XSD, JSON Schema; etc);
  • Knowledge of some major programming or scripting language (e.g. Java, Scala, Python, Perl) will be a strong advantage;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills, prioritizing 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 January 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,
  • 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.


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.