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Deadline for submission of documents: until June 16, 2023


GATE Big Data for Smart Society Institute Recruitment Advertisement


GATE is an initiative that invests in people, placing a special focus on young and talented researchers. Its main goal is to develop significant scientific capacity and to inspire and cultivate the next generation of scientists and experts in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. With respect to its planned intensive development in 2023, GATE Institute is looking for:


Research Group Lead in Digital Health with a strong ML/AI focus



- Plans and manages research and related projects and activities in Digital Health and AI;

- Provides leadership in the development of knowledge and competencies of the Institute in Digital Health and AI;

- Demonstrates authoritative influence in the field of science and pioneering in the development of scientific programs and applied innovations;

- Cooperates closely with various national and international organizations.

- Initiates and actively participates in the selection and attraction of researchers in the relevant scientific field;

- Foster a culture of open communication, collaboration, and professional development among the research group.

- Responsible for, manages and periodically evaluates the development of knowledge and competencies of researchers in the research group;

- Actively communicates with representatives of the public sector and industry in defining joint research projects and activities, and coordinates the participation of researchers from the relevant scientific field in the implementation of these projects;

- Responsible for the timely preparation, summarization and presentation of an annual plan for the development of Digital Health;

- Participates in the planning and delivery of professional education programmes;

- Coordinates the participation and reporting of the results of the researchers’ activity in Digital Health and AI projects of the Institute with external partners.


Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

- PhD Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI or related field;

- Drive for research, and a strong publication track record in Digital Health, Data Science, AI, ML, Computer Science and other relevant research fields;

- Creative problem-solving skills to analyze and solve complex scientific and application domains problems;

- Advanced programming skills in Python, R, Java, C++ or other programming languages;

- Fluent English language. Knowledge of another language is an advantage;

- At least 7 years of professional experience;

- At least 5 years professional experience in application of ML/AI in Digital Health and;

- Strategic and managerial competency: Planning, organization and management of research activities; create interest and stimulate the empathy and creativity of researchers; identifies and applies new research methods and innovative technological solutions;

- Result orientation: Ability to present the results in the relevant scientific field to the academic community, the public sector, industry and the public; Publication of scientific results in international scientific conferences and journals with high impact factor; Application of the research activity’s results for solving socially significant and applied problems;

- Communication skills and teamwork: problem solving in a dynamic environment; highly developed skills for working with international research teams;


Our offer:

● You will join and collaborate within a team of researchers, but 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 professional development, such as attending conferences, workshops, and training programs both locally and internationally, in order to build new skills and knowledge;

● You will have access to a supportive and collaborative work environment, including a dedicated team of experienced and dedicated researchers, administrative support, and access to other research groups and experts in the field;

● Your research will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the Big Data and AI platform and Open Innovation Labs;

● You will have a flexible work schedule and, upon the move to the new premises of GATE – modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;

● You will be provided with competitive working conditions and 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 16.06.2023:

● A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.

● A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:

- Introduce yourself

- Describe your past participation in research and main research results.

- Describe your future goals and future research focus.

● Copies of diplomas for completed education.

● Copies of other diplomas 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.


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.


Stages of the recruitment process:

  • 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.
  • Up until 30.06.2023 interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  • All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  • The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract with fixed term.