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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 (R1)

Research area: Computer Vision for Future Cities


In the Future Cities application theme, GATE Institute provides innovative solutions enabling the city to use technology, data and IoT to facilitate effective planning of infrastructure and services, in order to improve the quality of life of the citizens.

Within the city domain visual data can be effectively used to improve city live and contribute to creating sustainable cities. Computer Vision applications can be utilized for these purposes in a number of fields such as smart resources management, risks and safety assessment, infrastructure and traffic monitoring and ecological assessments.

The institute is seeking to appoint Researcher with strong practical background in development and deployment of Computer Vision models to support the team. This role will be actively involved in bringing the developed concepts and research projects to life.


Your responsibilities:

  • Perform applied research and development of computer vision methods and models;
  • Design and implement core components of ML data pipelines
  • Design, implement and deploy solutions, which aim to support city authorities in decision making and to provide better quality of life for citizens;
  • Propose applications of computer vision with potential for great impact at city level;
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications;
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.
  • Participate in educational programs in the field of AI knowledge management and computer vision;
  • Participate in generating ideas for applying the results of scientific work in innovative projects;
  • You are engaged in continuous professional development and participate in training and knowledge exchange events;
  • Prepare presentations to promote research results at national and international level;



  • Bachelor or Master’s degree as a minimum – in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Good understanding of fundamental deep learning theory and techniques for Computer Vision;
  • Good programming skills in Python and experience with Machine Learning frameworks and libraries such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, Numpy;
  • Experience with cloud platforms for model development and model’s deployment as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google;
  • GiS software skills such as QGIS, Arc GIS, etc. is an advantage
  • Academic and other results demonstrated in the form of scientific publications and/or public repositories such as GitHub;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills, ability to prioritize tasks and work on many activities, motivation to discover new approaches and ways to create value and achieve results in the field of artificial intelligence, teamwork skills
  • Fluent English is a must.


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.


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 30 January 2022.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 31 January – 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: dessislava.petrova@gate-ai.eu


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