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Deadline for submission: 22 July 2024


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.


Experienced Researcher (Level 2)(R2)

Research Group: Smart Government

Disinformation NLP&ML


Your responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops novel algorithms and models to tackle NLP challenges;
  • Collecting and curating datasets for NLP research. Implements and trains NLP models using the collected data;
  • Incorporation of Deep Learning to enhance NLP tasks;
  • Designs, implements and supports complex data models data in the domain of social media analysis;
  • Develops solutions for extracting data from different sources: text documents, relational data bases, etc.
  • Develops models which help in the analysis of social media content;
  • Teaches in programs in the domain of analysis of natural language and social media contents;
  • Participates in research on methods for analysis and content analysis in Bulgarian and other languages;
  • Develops ontologies to present the data semantics;
  • Contributes to the academic community by publishing their findings in conferences and journals;
  • Keeps themselves up to date with the newest technological trends.



  • PhD in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics or a related field. Alternatively, a Master's degree in one of these fields and at least 4 years of experience in this field in industry or academia;
  • Proven software development experience;
  • Good programming skills in Python;
  • Proven experience with Machine Learning (ML) frameworks and libraries such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, scikit-learn, Numpy;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work on many activities;
  • Interests in working on interdisciplinary research projects involving participants from different organizations and nationalities;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills, prioritizing of tasks, motivation to discover new approaches in AI development;
  • Fluency in English;


Advantages will be:

  • Experience with (or interest to learn) to use cloud platforms for model development and model’s deployment such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure;
  • Experience with (or interest to learn) to use one or more of the following: Jupyter Notebook, Google Colab, and GitHub/GitLab;
  • Experience in one or more of the following: automatic fact-checking, disinformation detection, text classification, named entity recognition, large language models, emotions detection/sentiment analysis;
  • Experience with ML models testing and improvement;
  • Academic and other results demonstrated in the form of scientific publications and/or public repositories such as GitHub/Zenodo;


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 July 22nd 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,
  • 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 July 22nd 2024.

2.Interviews will be held with the selected applicants until July 26th 2024.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

4.The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

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