Innovation manager

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Innovation manager

Application deadline: 30 January 2023

GATE “Big Data for Smart Society” is a research institute, established in 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria as a joint initiative between Sofia University Bulgaria, Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) and Chalmers Industrial Technology (CIT), Sweden.

GATE mission is to:

  • Establish a world-class ecosystem for basic and applied Big Data and Artificial Intelligence research and innovation
  • Be a focal point between academia, government and industry for Big Data and Artificial intelligence domain
  • Serve as a catalyst for economic growth based on data-science innovation, digitalization and knowledge-based entrepreneurship across various economic sectors.

GATE creates value and delivers innovation excellence into following four strategic application themes:

  • Future Cities
  • Intelligent Government
  • Smart Industry
  • Digital Health

GATE CoE provides attractive and stimulating research environment and develops advanced infrastructure, including 3 Open Innovation Labs and versatile platform, integrating the Big Data, IoT and AI emerging technologies.

GATE offers diverse opportunities for career growth, fosters the research freedom and provides maximum support for personal initiative.

With respect to its intensive development, GATE CoE is looking for an Innovation manager to coordinate the GATE innovation initiatives and business projects.

Innovation manager

Position’s responsibilities

  • Collaborativelly with the management of the GATE Institute develops the innovation strategy and policies.
  • Prepares and manages programs and projects for innovation strategy implementation.
  • Coordinates and supports a portfolio of innovative initiatives and business models related processes.
  • Manages the development, implementation and continuous optimization of the innovation management system and innovation processes in the organization.
  • Conducts quarterly reviews of innovation initiatives and projects with GATE management and stakeholders to discuss progress and results, re-prioritize and implement changes.
  • Coordinates activities related to the development and maintenance of innovative methods and tools and management of intellectual assets and rights.
  • Advises managers and employees on innovative methods and tools and intellectual assets and rights.
  • Organizes seminars and trainings on selected innovation topics and policies and procedures for intellectual property management.
  • Identifies potential inventions and intellectual assets and develops internal expertise in the management of intellectual property rights.
  • Works with research and innovation teams in brainstorming, generating ideas and ongoing review to identify intellectual assets and related conflicts and opportunities.
  • Manages the interaction with external agencies regarding adequate strategies and policies for the protection of the intellectual rights of the organization.
  • Makes recommendations to protect the intellectual property rights of the organization from potential challenges and infringement.

 

Position’s requirements

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field.
  • An additional master’s degree in business administration and / or certification in the field of management consulting, investment management, innovation and intellectual property rights is a major advantage.
  • Certification for program / project management from internationally recognized institutions and methodologies such as PMI PMP / ACP, PRINCE2 Practitioner is an advantage.
  • At least 7 years of successful experience in preparation, planning, management and implementation of strategic initiatives and innovative projects for digital transformations, new ICT processes, products, and services in cooperation with internal and external partners.
  • Good knowledge of legal framework and experience in managing intellectual assets and rights.
  • Strategic thinking, outstanding leadership qualities and management skills with proven ability to work independently and lead to success strategic initiatives and innovative projects with a high degree of change, uncertainty and risk.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, internal and external partners.
  • A good communicator with strong skills to motivate, train and develop with diverse groups, including adults and young people.
  • Excellent teamwork, well organized, efficient, flexible, adaptable to change.
  • Excellent skills for written and oral communication, excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Positive thinking and sustainability in achieving goals and overcoming challenges.
  • Continuous learning and acquisition of new knowledge and skills to improve the effectiveness of personal management and ability to adapt.
  • Sensitivity and confidentiality regarding information, high degree of integrity, honesty and ethical standards.

 

Our offer

  • Leading innovation management position with professional social and economic impact.
  • Coordination of challenging innovation initiatives and business models.
  • Active role in the setup and further development of a world-class ecosystem for Big Data and AI research and innovation in Bulgaria and SEE.
  • Contribute to the GATE Research and Innovation Strategy through management of its innovation initiatives and IP portfolio.
  • Numerous opportunities for international collaboration, knowledge exchange and further professional development on top levels.
  • Support by advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs.
  • Modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity.
  • Attractive remuneration matching your responsibilities, and advanced professional 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  January 30th 2023:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 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 consent to my personal data being collected, processed, and stored in connection with my current application for the position of Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives) .

Recruiting stages

  1. Evaluation of the documents submitted by the candidates and admission to the procedure of those meeting the requirements set out in the notice. The successful candidates will be informed by 30.01.2023.
  2. An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 102.2023.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  4. The selected candidates will be appointed on a contract basis.

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

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.

 

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Project Portfolio Manager

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Project Portfolio Manager

Application deadline: 30 January 2023

 

 

GATE  “Big Data for Smart Society” is a research institute, established in 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria as a joint initiative between Sofia University Bulgaria, Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) and Chalmers Industrial Technology (CIT), Sweden.

GATE mission is to:

  • Establish a world-class ecosystem for basic and applied Big Data and Artificial Intelligence research and innovation
  • Be a focal point between academia, government and industry for Big Data and Artificial intelligence domain
  • Serve as a catalyst for economic growth based on data-science innovation, digitalization, and knowledge-based entrepreneurship across various economic sectors.

GATE creates value and delivers innovation excellence into following four strategic application themes:

  • Future Cities
  • Intelligent Government
  • Smart Industry
  • Digital Health

GATE CoE provides attractive and stimulating research environment and develops advanced infrastructure, including 3 Open Innovation Labs (Citi Living Lab, Digital Twin Lab, and Visualization Lab) and versatile platform, integrating the Big Data, IoT and AI emerging technologies.

GATE offers diverse opportunities for career growth, fosters the research freedom and provides maximum support for personal initiative.

With respect to its intensive development, GATE CoE is looking for Project Portfolio Manager to coordinate the GATE research and innovation project portfolio.

Project Portfolio Manager

Position’s responsibilities

  • Coordinates a research and innovation project intake, evaluation, and prioritization.
  • Engages key stakeholders to evaluate proposed and ongoing projects based on strategic alignment, value, risk, effort, and cost.
  • Aligns the project prioritization with the strategic research and innovation strategy and annual plan objectives.
  • Works with key stakeholders and budget managers to assess and track financial impact of all project work.
  • Develops and maintains project governance tools, templates, guidelines, procedures and processes.
  • Directs the creation and maintenance of the required project portfolio documentation and artifacts.
  • Provides formal training and support related to project and portfolio management.
  • Works with project teams to oversee the full range of the project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, close).
  • Ensure the oversight and coordination of dependencies across the projects in the portfolio, and resolve or escalate conflicts to higher management when needed.
  • Supports effective delivery of the largest and most strategically important projects including scope, schedule, cost, risk, resources, and quality.
  • Establishes, maintains, and provides portfolio management reporting using appropriate KPI metrics.
  • Conducts quarterly reviews with senior business and research stakeholders, Project Steering Committee and other relevant bodies to assess and validate the project portfolio, reprioritize and execute changes to meet business and research needs.

 

Position’s requirements

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field.
  • Additional master’s degree in business administration or relevant highly desired and advantageous.
  • PMI PMP/ACP, PRINCE2 Practitioner or other equivalent program/project management certification by internationally recognized methodologies and institutions.
  • At least 7 years of successful experience in preparation, planning, delivery, and implementation of complex ICT programs/projects in classic waterflow and/or agile methodologies.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to analyze and solve complex problems and reporting issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including internal and external colleagues, students and external stakeholders.
  • A clear communicator with diverse groups, including adults and young people.
  • A commitment to teamwork, flexible, adaptable to changes, efficient and highly organized.
  • Analytical mind with attention to detail, creative and efficient in analyzing and solving complex business, IT and organizational problems.
  • Ability to work accurately and methodically.
  • Information sensitivity and awareness of confidentiality requirements.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, highly proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Proven planning and organizational skills and an ability to take initiative, ability to deliver to targets, KPIs, meet deadlines, priorities, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities, willingness to learn, to improve personal management effectiveness and ability to adapt.
  • A positive demeanor and approach to responsibilities, persistent in achieving goals and overcoming challenges.
  • Enthusiasm about emerging technology and innovation.
  • Practical with high integrity, honesty and ethical standards.

 

Our offer

  • Leading project portfolio management position with professional social and economic impact.
  • You will lead a project portfolio with a pool of challenging research and innovation projects.
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to the GATE Research and Innovation Strategy through management of its research and innovation project portfolio.
  • You will enjoy numerous opportunities for international collaboration, knowledge exchange and further professional development on top levels.
  • You will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs.
  • Upon the move to the new GATE premises – modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity.
  • Attractive remuneration matching your responsibilities, and advanced professional 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  January 30th 2023:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 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 consent to my personal data being collected, processed, and stored in connection with my current application for the position of Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives) .

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

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.

Recruiting stages

  1. Evaluation of the documents submitted by the candidates and admission to the procedure of those meeting the requirements set out in the notice. The successful candidates will be informed by 30.01.2023.
  2. An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 102.2023.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  4. The selected candidates will be appointed on a contract basis.

 

 

 

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Experienced Researcher (R2) Analysis of social media and disinformation

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Experienced Researcher (R2) Analysis of social media and disinformation

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

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.

For our team, we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future

 

Experienced Researcher – Analysis of social media and disinformation

 

Research group: Analysis of social media and disinformation

 

Disinformation is not a new phenomenon; however, it reached an impressive level with the growing use of social media by the population. The extraction of data from social media, and the various analysis and visualization methods are essential instruments in the study of the dynamics of information flows and in the understanding of the mechanisms used for creating and spreading disinformation.

 

GATE institute is looking for experienced researchers who are interested in data extraction and analysis from social media for developing analyses tools for content in the Bulgarian language.

 

The suitable applicants for this post should have a solid background, experience and publications in the domain of information and communication technologies, preferably with a specialization in one or more of the following domains: data retrieval, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing. The practical experience in the development and testing of methods for social media analysis is an asset.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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;
  • Plans educational activities and 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;
  • Evaluates new methods in comparison with the academic literature and the best international practice;
  • Develops ontologies to present the data semantics;
  • Contributes to the development of research projects in the domain of social media content analysis;
  • Keeps themselves up to date with the newest technological trends;
  • Contributes in publications with high research impact;
  • Participates in suitable activities for education and development.

 

 

Requirements

  • PhD Degree in computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or another technological or philological area. Alternatively, a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in industry or academia;
  • Experience in the analysis of social media data;
  • Experience in the documentation and creation of datasets;
  • Experience in tools for collecting social media data, e.g. Crowdtangle, APIs for Twitter, YouTube;
  • Experience in developing models and machine learning, e.g. Python
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work on multiple tasks and motivation for achieving high quality results;
  • Understanding of the principles of Open Science;
  • Excellent knowledge of English language;
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
  • Experience and good knowledge of the concepts of natural language processing (text extraction, analysis, generation of texts in natural language) and processing of models for machine learning;
    • Supervised and Unsupervised machine learning, Neural Networks, Support vector machines, Kernel methods;
    • experience in extracting data from social media.

 

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)  until January 31st 2023:

  • 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: 

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.

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 31.01.2023.
  • An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 3 February 2023.
  • All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  • The selected candidates will be hired on a contract basis under Project „Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory of Digital Media“– BROD, Grant Agreement 101083730, DIGITAL-2021-TRUST-01
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Research Group Lead

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Research Group Lead

Application deadline: 3 February 2023

GATE institute “Big Data for Smart Society” is an autonomous research institute, established in 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria as a joint initiative between Sofia University Bulgaria, Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden. Its mission is to accelerate the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence research, innovation and education in collaboration with government, industry and society as a whole.

GATE is focused on developing research capacity in four Data Science areas:

  • Big Data Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Insight
  • Software Engineering for Big Data and AI

GATE will provide an attractive and stimulating research environment, an advanced infrastructure, including 3 Open Innovation Labs (City Living Lab, Digital Twin Lab, Visualization Lab) and holistic platform, integrating Big Data, IoT and AI emerging technologies. GATE offers diverse opportunities for career growth, fosters research freedom and provides maximum support for personal initiative.

GATE will create value and will accelerate innovation excellence into following strategic application themes:

  • Future Cities
  • Intelligent Government
  • Smart Industry
  • Digital Health

The GATE Institute has a large-scale co-funding by the EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education under the GATE project https://www.gate-coe.eu/.

In 2023-2028 GATE Institute will be building the ERA Chair on Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage (Project 101087249 — DISPATCHES — funded by HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-01). This project is putting the foundations of the very first on a global scale academic department which will provide research underpinning the deployment of data space for cultural heritage. This work is done under the guidance of the ERA Chair, Prof. Seamus Ross and the department aims by the beginning of year 2 to have at least 4 researchers of different level of experience supported by a technologist, and 5 PhD students.

With respect to this planned intensive development in 2023, GATE Institute is looking for:

Research Group Lead with a profile Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage

Role

The Research Group Lead will be instrumental in providing international-level leadership, developing the academic staff, contributing to securing the sustainability of the ERA Chair, and managing the day-to-day activities of the research group. Contribution to the supervision of PhD students and teaching Master’s level courses. This position will be based at the GATE Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plans and manages research and related projects and activities in the relevant scientific field;
  • Provides leadership in the development of knowledge and competencies of the Institute in the relevant scientific field;
  • Demonstrates authoritative influence in the field of science and pioneering in the development of scientific programs and applied innovations;
  • Participates actively and jointly with the Business Development Department and other leads of research groups in planning and implementing a business plan for revenues from public and corporate sources for research and development;
  • Manages the costs for the implementation of scientific and development activities with the relevant scientific group;
  • Identifies and applies new research methods and innovative technological solutions in the relevant scientific field, which create interest and stimulate the empathy and creativity of researchers in the scientific unit;
  • Initiates and together with the Expert, human resources management, actively participates in the selection and attraction of researchers in the relevant scientific field;
  • 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;
  • Oversees the timely preparation, summarization and presentation of an annual plan for the development of the scientific field;
  • Oversees the timely preparation of quarterly and annual reports on the performed scientific activity, the achieved scientific and project results in the respective scientific field;
  • Oversees the timely planning and reporting of financial revenues, costs and results related to projects and activities in the relevant scientific field;
  • Participates in the planning and delivery of professional education programmes; and,
  • Coordinates the participation and reporting of the results of the researchers’ activity from the respective scientific field in projects of the Institute with external partners.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Higher education in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, Computer Science, Applied mathematics, Statistics, Software Engineering or related field
  • PhD Degree in Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Applied mathematics, Statistics, Software Engineering or related field;
  • Fluent in English language. Knowledge of another European language would be an advantage;
  • While proficiency in Bulgarian language is preferred, a demonstrated strong commitment to learning Bulgarian within the two first years from being appointed may be an acceptable alternative;
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in digital cultural heritage is particularly valuable;
  • Academic record at the level of Associate Professor or a Professor;
  • A strong track record in building successful partnerships with memory and cultural heritage institutions, including libraries, archives, museums, and so forth.
  • Track record of senior expert commitment to e-Infrastructures on national and European levels;
  • University-level curriculum design and/or development experience, including experience in quality assurance processes and delivery of high-quality teaching;
  • 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;
  • Analytical competency: Data management, including clearing, filtering, anonymizing, aggregating, linking, data integration; Structuring data from different sources and building relational and non-relational data warehouses; Building data models based on standards, ontologies and taxonomies; Skills for developing scripts and application programming interfaces needed to transform data between different warehouses and formats;
  • 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 virtual and 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 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, 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

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employment and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself;
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results; and,
    • 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.
  • Names and contact details of three referees.
  • A vision for the development of the research on data spaces for cultural heritage (up to 2 pages).

By applying for this position, 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.

Application deadline: 3 February 2023.

Stages of the selection

  1. Acquaintance with the received documents of the candidates and admission to participation in the procedure of those who meet the requirements specified in the announcement.
  2. Interviews will be held with the admitted candidates by 10.02.2023.
  3. The International Selection Committee will review the documents submitted by the applicants and select those who meet the requirements of the position as described in the job profile.
  4. Online interviews (approximately 30 minutes) will be held with selected candidates by mid-February.
  5. All candidates who have been interviewed will be informed about the results of the competition.
  6. The selected candidate will be offered a labor contract.

 

For additional information, please contact:

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Experienced researcher (R2) "Data Engineer"

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Experienced researcher (R2) “Data Engineer”

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

The GATE Institute – Big Data for Smart Society – is the first high-tech research and innovation center in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. It was established in 2019 as a research institute of Sofia University in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden – European leaders in research and innovation in the field and leading strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and Digital Twin Cities.

 

The Institute is creating a unique environment and infrastructure for applied research in cutting-edge technology areas – Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and to become a globally competitive digital hub for innovation and its application to solve global problems in the fields of Future Cities, Digital Health, Smart Industry, Smart Government.

 

GATE invests in people, with a special focus on young and talented researchers, developing their scientific capacity and expertise in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Be part of the future and participate in applied research that develops innovations in 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 excellence and open to the limitless possibilities of the future.

 

Experienced researcher

Data Engineer

Your responsibilities:

  • Structures, parses, integrates, and manages large sets of structured and unstructured data, imports heterogeneous data from different data sources into different types of databases (relational, document-based, graph databases, etc.);
  • Harmonizes data structures and nomenclatures;
  • Develop data mining processes and application programming interfaces (static, dynamic and real-time);
  • Continuously improve the data collection and structuring process;
  • Ensures effective data management including metadata description, creation of data dictionaries and semantic models;
  • Ensures data quality by selecting appropriate processing tools (normalization, anonymization, cleansing, etc.);
  • Prepares publications with research results;
  • Follows the latest technological trends in the field;
  • Engages in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.

Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Information Technology – Computer Science, Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field. Alternatively, a Master’s degree in one of the listed areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the industrial sector or academia;
  • Experience in data modeling and administration of databases of different types (relational, document-based, graph databases);
  • Experience applying data cleansing and transformation approaches with ETL tools;
  • Knowledge of languages such as RDFS/OWL ontologies, RDF shapes, RDBMS DML, XSD, JSON Schema, etc.
  • Programming skills with programming or scripting languages such as Java, Scala, Python, Perl, etc. is an asset;
  • Good communication and presentation skills, ability to prioritize tasks and work on a multiplicity of activities, motivation to discover new approaches and ways to create value and deliver results in AI, teamwork skills;
  • Analytical and solution-oriented thinking;
  • English – excellent level of proficiency.

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
  • Multisport card;
  • A pleasant and diverse environment with fun team buildings and stimulating activities;

 

How to apply:

Please send your contact data and files with personal documents on our Application Form – Gate (gate-ai.eu)  till January 30th 2023:

  • 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 2023.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 31 January – 6 February 2023.

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: 

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.

 

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Junior researcher "Data Engineer"

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Junior researcher Data Engineer

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

The GATE Institute – Big Data for a Smart Society – is the first high-tech research and innovation center in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. It was established in 2019 as a research institute of Sofia University in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden – European leaders in research and innovation in the field and leading strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and Digital Twin Cities.

 

The Institute is creating a unique environment and infrastructure for applied research in cutting-edge technology areas – Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and to become a globally competitive digital hub for innovation and its application to solve global problems in the fields of Future Cities, Digital Health, Smart Industry, Smart Government.

 

GATE invests in people, with a special focus on young and talented researchers, developing their scientific capacity and expertise in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Be part of the future and participate in applied research that develops innovations in 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 excellence and open to the limitless possibilities of the future.

 

Junior researcher

Data Engineer

 

Responsibilities:

  • Structures, parses, integrates, and manages large sets of structured and unstructured data, imports heterogeneous data from different data sources into different types of databases (relational, document-based, graph databases, etc.);
  • Harmonizes data structures and nomenclatures;
  • Develop data mining processes and application programming interfaces (static, dynamic and real-time);
  • Continuously improve the data collection and structuring process;
  • Ensures effective data management including metadata description, creation of data dictionaries and semantic models;
  • Ensures data quality by selecting appropriate processing tools (normalization, anonymization, cleansing, etc.);
  • Prepares publications with research results;
  • Follows the latest technological trends in the field;
  • Engages in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Information Technology – Computer Science, Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field;
  • Experience in data modeling and administration of databases of different types (relational, document-based, graph databases);
  • Experience applying data cleansing and transformation approaches with ETL tools;
  • Knowledge of languages such as RDFS/OWL ontologies, RDF shapes, RDBMS DML, XSD, JSON Schema, etc.
  • Programming skills with programming or scripting languages such as Java, Scala, Python, Perl, etc. is an asset;
  • Good communication and presentation skills, ability to prioritize tasks and work on a multiplicity of activities, motivation to discover new approaches and ways to create value and deliver results in AI, teamwork skills;
  • Analytical and solution-oriented thinking;
  • English – excellent level of proficiency.

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
  • Multisport card;
  • A pleasant and diverse environment with fun team buildings and stimulating activities;

 

How to apply:

Please send your contact data and files with personal documents on our Application Form – Gate (gate-ai.eu)  till January 30th 2023:

  • 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 2023.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 31 January – 6 February 2023.

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: 

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.

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Expert "Business development"

With respect to its intensive development, GATE is looking for:

Expert “Business development”

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

 

GATE Institute – Big Data for smart society – is the first high-tech center of excellence for scientific research and innovation in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. It was established in 2019 as a research institute of Sofia University, in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Industrial Technologies, Sweden – European leaders in research and innovation in the field and drivers of strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and Digital Twin Cities.

The Institute aims to create a unique environment and infrastructure for applied scientific research in cutting-edge technology areas – Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and to be a globally competitive digital hub for innovations that address global challenges in the areas of “Future Cities”, ‘Digital Health’, ‘Smart Industry’, “Intelligent Government’.

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.

For our team, we are looking for a proactive and communicative Business Development Expert (European and other programs and initiatives), who will discover new opportunities for funding research and innovation activities from European and national programs, as well as will develop effective forms of collaboration in the fields of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence at the international and national level.

As a Business Development Expert in European and other programs and initiatives you will be responsible for the further development and expansion of the GATE institute ecosystem with international partners from EU and worldwide – academic and research institutions, business organizations, technology companies, startups and entrepreneurs, governmental and non-governmental organizations, associations.

You will be actively involved in the process of initiating and organizing a research project, from exploring and identifying opportunities, through establishing and developing contacts with potential partners, to preparing and submitting the project proposal in collaboration with other GATE departments and teams.

The perfect candidate should demonstrate extensive experience in preparing, winning and implementing projects (with a preference for research) under various international/European and national programmes, good skills in working in an international team, multi-tasking skills and excellent time and project management.

The preferred candidate (European and other programs and initiatives) should significantly contribute to expanding the GATE ecosystem with strategic partners and ensure effective long term funding of GATE research and innovation from various sources.

Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives)

 

Position’s responsibilities

  • Strategic long-term planning to ensure public funding of the institute from European and national programs and
  • Discovery and development of new opportunities for funding research and innovation activities from European and national programs, including monitoring of new trends and priorities in applied research and their business aspects, areas of growth, funding programs, significant initiatives;
  • Optimization of the process of preparing and submitting project proposals, as well as the management and reporting of research and innovation projects financed by European and national sources;
  • Identification and development of new partnership opportunities with European and national institutions, including research institutions, business organizations, technology companies, startups and entrepreneurs, governmental and non-governmental organizations, associations, as well as the various departments of the EC.
  • Identifying and establishing contacts with appropriate representatives of relevant public and private organizations, establishing and developing partnerships and collaborations with potential partners and stakeholders;
  • Having a clear understanding of GATE’s research and innovation competencies and expertise, with the aim of better presenting and promoting them to various partners and stakeholders, as well as offering value adding opportunities for their application;
  • Understanding the needs of GATE’s stakeholders and partners and proposing effective solutions and specific activities to reflect them;
  • Preparing project proposals in collaboration with researchers and other GATE experts, organizing the relevant administrative, financial and legal aspects;
  • Identifying and participating in relevant scientific and informational seminars, conferences, and events at the national and international level.
  • Organizing internal training on new trends and programs, funding opportunities and the development of project proposals;
  • Discussing the communication strategy and activities with the responsible experts, proposing and planning specific activities, in order to improve the image and further expand the ecosystem of GATE;

Our requirements

  • Preferred higher education in information technology, public/business administration, international relations, communications or other related field;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a similar position.
  • Additional specialization in preparation, planning, management and reporting of projects with European and national funding is an advantage;
  • An established business network through international and national projects will be considered a strong advantage;
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong motivation, results orientation, organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong negotiation skills when working with partners and contractors;
  • Good time management skills and ability to handle multiple diverse tasks simultaneously.

 

Our offer

  • You will be provided with numerous opportunities for learning, knowledge exchange and career development, locally and internationally
  • 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)  until  January 30th 2023:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 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 consent to my personal data being collected, processed, and stored in connection with my current application for the position of Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives) .

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

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.

Recruiting stages

  1. Evaluation of the documents submitted by the candidates and admission to the procedure of those meeting the requirements set out in the notice. The successful candidates will be informed by 30.01.2023.
  2. An interview with the successful candidates will take place between 31.01 and 06.02.2023.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  4. The selected candidates will be appointed on a contract basis.

 

For further information, please see our website www.gate-ai.eu and contact us at:

By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your personal data and consent to the processing of such data for recruitment and selection purposes. The processing of your personal data is carried out in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Act and related regulations in Bulgaria.

 

 

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Event Manager

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Event Manager

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

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.

For our team we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future.

Event Manager

GATE Institute is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Event manager to coordinate the organization and hosting of events that enhance GATE’s image, raise awareness and expand GATE’s ecosystem.

As an Event Manager at GATE, you will be responsible for organizing and coordinating events such as international research workshops and seminars, webinars, international conferences, information and open door days, hackathons, career and other relevant events.

You will manage the entire process from planning to running the event and carrying out the post-event evaluation. The ideal candidate for this role should demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities, superb interpersonal skills, multi-tasking skills, and excellent time management. The noteworthy Event Manager should enhance the organization’s image and effectively deliver on event objectives.

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Plan and organise events with attention to financial and time constraints
  • Come up with suggestions to enhance the event’s success
  • Research and propose venues, suppliers and contractors
  • Book venues
  • Draft scenarios for the events and schedule speakers
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics (for example venue, stand or exhibition area, invitations, catering, travel)
  • Manage branding and communication
  • Liaise with the PR to publicise and promote the event
  • Coordinate with GATE partners
  • Assist in search for sponsors and prepare sponsorship packages
  • Work with event management agencies
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Develop event feedback surveys
  • Evaluate event’s success and submit reports

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in PR, Marketing, Communications, Hospitality Management or related field is preferred;
  • Internship/professional experience – Acquired experience and professional experience of at least 3 years;
  • Required expertise:
    • A portfolio of successful events will be considered as a strong advantage;
    • Proficiency in MS Office;
    • Great interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Excellent oral and written English skills;
    • Team player;
    • Organisational skills and attention to detail;
    • Negotiation skills when looking for the best price from venues, suppliers and contractors;
    • Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure to ensure the efficient running of an event;
    • Self-motivation and enthusiasm.

 Our offer:

  • You have the opportunity to work in an international team of specialists and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence
  • You will be provided with numerous opportunities for learning, knowledge exchange and career development, locally and internationally
  • 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 15 November 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 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: 

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.

 

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Digital Marketing Expert

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Digital Marketing Expert

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

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.

For our team we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future

 

Digital Marketing Expert

Position’s responsibilities

  • Plans and maintains the Institute’s digital media presence by “translating” GATE’s achievements into accessible language for the public in collaboration with internal teams;
  • Develops and implements the Institute’s social media and communications strategy;
  • Plans and executes on all digital marketing campaigns across various channels;
  • Proposes new and creative strategies for business development through digital marketing
  • Creates content and rewrites information from one communication channel to another (blog, social media, newsletters, press releases, etc.);
  • Creates images for social media, landing pages, email marketing designs and campaigns, and other types of content for institute needs;
  • Measures and reports on the effectiveness of all digital marketing campaigns and evaluates against goals (ROI and KPIs);
  • Improves and updates user interface (UI) across digital media;
  • Performs LSI copywriting and SEO copywriting;
  • Monitors trends in the media environment, new technologies and specifics for working with different types of media;
  • Identifies sub-contractors (including graphic designers, web designers, videographers, etc.) for specific projects, negotiates with them, monitors completion of set assignments;
  • Prepares reports, reports, reports, etc., related to the effectiveness of advertising and advertising channels;

 

Our requirements

  • University degree with a major in marketing, business administration, digital management or other relevant to the position;
  • Professional experience – At least 3 years of work experience in a similar position.
  • Portfolio of successful social media campaigns, SEO, creative content (social media posts, blog posts, video content, etc.);
  • Required expertise:
  • Excellent knowledge in the field of digital marketing;
  • Experience working with digital tools and social networks;
  • Excellent writing skills and very good command of English;
  • Creative skills and vision for creating digital content;
  • Attention to details;
  • Ability to work in an international team;
  • Problem solving skills in a dynamic environment;
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Loyalty and responsibility;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency with various graphics software and video processing tools is considered an added advantage.

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) by December 9th 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 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: 

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.

Recruiting stages

  1. Evaluation of the documents submitted by the candidates and admission to the procedure of those meeting the requirements set out in the notice. The successful candidates will be informed by 09.12.2022.
  2. An interview with the successful candidates will take place between 12th and 16th December 2022.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  4. The selected candidates will be appointed on a contract basis.
  5. For further information, please see our website www.gate-ai.eu and contact us at:
  6. By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your personal data and consent to the processing of such data for recruitment and selection purposes. The processing of your personal data is carried out in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Act and related regulations in Bulgaria.

 

 

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Junior Researcher - Analysis of social media and disinformation

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Junior Researcher – Analysis of social media and disinformation

Application deadline: 30 October 2022

Closed

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.

For our team we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future

 

Junior Researcher – Analysis of social media and disinformation

 

Your responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • Keeps themselves up to date with the newest technological trends.

 

Our requirements:

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or another technological or philological area;
  • Experience in the analysis of social media data;
  • Experience in tools for collecting social media data, e.g. Crowdtangle, APIs for Twitter, YouTube;
  • Experience in developing models and machine learning, e.g. Python
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple tasks and motivation for achieving high quality results;
  • 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)  until October 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
  • 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: 

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.

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 30.10.2022.
  • An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 4 November 2022.
  • All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  • The selected candidates will be hired on a contract basis under project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01 ‘Big Data for a Smart Society’.

 

 

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Junior Data Science Researcher

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Junior Data Science Researcher

Application deadline: 30 October 2022

Closed

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.

For our team, we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future.

 

Junior Data Science Researcher

 

Your responsibilities:

  • 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 October 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
  • 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: 

By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your personal data and consent to the processing of such data for recruitment and selection purposes. The processing of your personal data is carried out in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Act and related regulations in Bulgaria.

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 30.10.2022.
  • An interview with the successful candidates will take place until 4 November 2022.
  • All interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of the competition.
  • The selected candidates will be hired on a contract basis under project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01 ‘Big Data for a Smart Society’.
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Experienced Researcher (R2) - Computer Vision for Future Cities

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Experienced Researcher (R2) – Computer Vision for Future Cities

Application deadline: 15 November 2022

Closed

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.

Experienced Researcher

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 life 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 a Researcher with a strong practical background in the 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 a better quality of life for citizens;
  • Propose applications of computer vision with potential for great impact at the 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 the national and international levels.

 

Requirements:

  • PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering or a related field. Alternatively, a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in industry or academia;
  • 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, 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)  till 15 November 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1  pp),
  • CV with complete publication list,
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification,
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field,
  • Brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp),
  • 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: 

 

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.

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Junior Researcher (R1) - Data enrichment and semantic interoperability

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Junior Researcher (R1) – Data enrichment and semantic interoperability

Application deadline: 15 November 2022

Closed

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

Applied area: Data enrichment and semantic interoperability

Your responsibilities:

  • Carries out research tasks related to data enrichment and semantic interoperability for artificial intelligence;
  • Works with technologies and tools for knowledge management and representation in different application domains;
  • Develops techniques and methods for semantic interoperability;
  • Participates in research and implementation of algorithms and models for the analysis of enriched data;
  • Participates in the generation of ideas for the application of research outcomes in innovation projects;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at the national and international level;
  • Contributes to high-quality publications.

 

Requirements:

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, applied computing, software engineering or another related area;
  • Experience in the domain of semantic technologies;
  • Experience in developing ML models is an advantage;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills, prioretizing 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, 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)  till 15 November 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.

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

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.

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Experienced Researcher (R2) - Data Science

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Experienced Researcher (R2) – Data Science

Application deadline: 15 November 2022

Closed

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.

Experienced Data Science Researcher

Research group: Data Analytics

The Data Analytics team at GATE creates novel and utilizes existing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods to support the work in our four application domains: Digital Health, Future Cities, Intelligent Government and Smart Industry. To achieve our goals, we work with leading academic institutions in the EU, UK and US and we also participate in a broad network of industry partners.

To expand our team, we are looking for experienced Data Scientists that are interested not only in applying existing ML and AI methods to various problems in academia and the industry but also in developing novel approaches to such problems.

Your responsibilities:

  • Researches and analyses the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to 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;
  • Leads or contributes to high-quality scientific publications
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at national and international scientific conferences and industry events
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of ML and AI
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Data Analytics, leads the implementation of existing and the design of novel Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms in the context of GATE projects
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders;
  • Manages work packages or tasks of GATE projects;
  • Provides mentorship to junior teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.

Requirements:

  • PhD Degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Informatics or a related field. Alternatively, a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in industry or academia;
  • Scientific contributions, through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a body of work, innovation or application, evidenced by publications in scientific journals;
  • Advanced programming skills in Python using at least several of the standard Data Science tools: scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, H2O, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas or others;
  • Experience in participating in research projects, involving a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt research programs; and to carry out research under minimal supervision;
  • 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, 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)  till 15 November 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1  pp),
  • CV with complete publication list,
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification,
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field,
  • Brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp),
  • 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:

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.

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Experienced Researcher (R2) - Analysis of social media and disinformation

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Experienced Researcher (R2) – Analysis of social media and disinformation

Application deadline: 15 November 2022

Closed

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.

Experienced Researcher

Research group: Analysis of social media and disinformation

Disinformation is not a new phenomenon; however, it reached an impressive level with the growing use of social media by the population. The extraction of data from social media, the various analysis and visualization methods are essential instruments in the study of dynamics of information flows and in the understanding of the mechanisms used for creating and spreading disinformation.

GATE Institute is looking for experienced researchers who are interested in data extraction and analysis from social media for developing analyses tools for content in the Bulgarian language.

The suitable applicants for this post should have a solid background, experience and publications in the domain of information and communication technologies, preferably with a specialization in one or more of the following domains: data retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing. The practical experience in the development and testing of methods for social media analysis is an asset.

Your responsibilities:

  • 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 databases, etc.
  • Develops models which help in the analysis of social media content;
  • Plans educational activities and 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;
  • Evaluates new methods in comparison with the academic literature and the best international practice;
  • Develops ontologies to present the data semantics;
  • Contributes to the development of research projects in the domain of social media content analysis;
  • Keeps themselves up to date with the newest technological trends;
  • Contributes in publications with high research impact;
  • Participates in suitable activities for education and development.

 

Requirements:

  • PhD Degree in computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or another technological or philological area. Alternatively, a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in industry or academia;
  • Experience in the analysis of social media data;
  • Experience in the documentation and creation of datasets;
  • Experience in tools for collecting social media data, e.g. Crowdtangle, APIs for Twitter, YouTube;
  • Experience in developing models and machine learning, e.g. Python
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work on multiple tasks and motivation for achieving high-quality results;
  • Understanding of the principles of Open Science;
  • Excellent knowledge of English language;
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Experience and good knowledge of the concepts of natural language processing (text extraction, analysis, generation of texts in natural language) and processing of models for machine learning: Supervised and Unsupervised machine learning, Neural Networks, Support vector machines, Kernel methods;
    • experience in extracting data from social media.

 

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, 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)  till 15 November 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1  pp),
  • CV with complete publication list,
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification,
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field,
  • Brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp),
  • 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: 

 

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.

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Junior Researcher (R1) - Analysis of social media and disinformation

With respect to its intensive development in 2022, GATE is looking for:

Junior Researcher (R1) – Analysis of social media and disinformation

Application deadline: 15 November 2022

Closed

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

Research group: Analysis of social media and disinformation

Disinformation is not a new phenomenon; however, it reached an impressive level with the growing use of social media by the population. The extraction of data from social media, the various analysis and visualization methods are essential instruments in the study of dynamics of information flows and in the understanding of the mechanisms used for creating and spreading disinformation.

GATE Institute is looking for early-stage researchers who are interested in the data extraction and analysis from social media for developing analyses tools for content in the Bulgarian language.

The suitable applicants for this post should have a solid background, experience and publications in the domain of information and communication technologies, preferably with a specialization in one or more of the following domains: data retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing. The practical experience in the development and testing of methods for social media analysis is an asset.

Your responsibilities:

  • 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 databases, 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;
  • Keeps themselves up to date with the newest technological trends.

 

Requirements:

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or another technological or philological area;
  • Experience in the analysis of social media data;
  • Experience in tools for collecting social media data, e.g. Crowdtangle, APIs for Twitter, YouTube;
  • Experience in developing models and machine learning, e.g. Python
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work on multiple tasks and motivation for achieving high-quality results;
  • Knowledge of the English language.

 

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, 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)  till 15 November 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.

 

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

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.

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