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Deadline for submission: 13 February 2024


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.


Junior Researcher

Data Science



  • Researches and analyses the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to the scientific goals of GATE in the field of advanced data analytics, applied to the four application domains at GATE: Digital Health, Future Cities, Intelligent Government and Smart Industry;
  • Contributes to high-quality scientific publications;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at national and international scientific conferences and industry events;
  • Participates in the implementation of existing and the design of novel Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) models in the context of GATE projects;
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of ML and AI;
  • Participates in the development of strong relationships with external key stakeholders;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange;


Our requirements:

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Informatics or a related field;
  • Programming skills in Python using at least several of the standard Data Science tools and libraries: PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas or others;
  • Interest in participating in research projects, involving a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • 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 the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs
  • You will have a flexible work schedule and a 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 February 13th 2024:

  • 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: career@gate-ai.eu


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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 13th February 2024.
  • An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 15th February 2024.
  • All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  • The selected candidates will be hired on a labor contract.