Junior researchers (R1)

With respect to its intensive development in 2020, GATE is looking for:

Junior researchers (R1)

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is a newly established unit at the University of Sofia with a large-scale co-funding by the EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under the GATE project https://www.gate-coe.eu/. With respect to its planned activities in 2022, GATE Institute is seeking for talented, knowledgeable and experienced young researchers to join the team of its Urban Data Space project.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to developing containerized applications for data management, data processing and data analysis of data from the city infrastructure, resources, communications and environment in both real-time and offline. Applicants must have a university degree in computer science, computer, network or software engineering, working skills for programming in Python and some experience working in a cloud environment, preferably under the control of Kubernetes container management system. Applicants with experience in programming containerized applications for real-time and offline data processing on the cloud are particularly welcome.

 

Junior researchers (R1)

RESPONSIBILITIES

Common responsibilities

  • Performs individual (under supervision) and collaborative research and development;
  • Contributes to high-quality publications;
  • Assists in project planning at the level of tasks and work packages;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at the national and international level and participates in various dissemination events such as conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Builds strong relationships with fellow researchers across the project, the Institute, the University and within the research community;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing, as assigned by the Project Leader;
  • Engages in continuous professional development, keeps up-to-date with the latest technology trends and standards in relevant to Big Data and AI areas and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.

Specific responsibility (one of the following)

  • Design new models, algorithms and applications for collecting, accumulating, transporting and integrating data in different formats (including structured, semi-structured and unstructured data), originating from multiple distributed sources, such as sensors, databases, public repositories and Web services
  • Participates in the development of Big Data Analysis solutions by designing and implementing machine learning, statistical analysis, semantic processing, information storage or retrieval software components;
  • Utilize NoSQL data management systems for storage and retrieval of fast-growing data such as MongoDB, Couchbase or Cassandra
  • Utilize enterprise tools for data analysis such as Spark and Splunk with machine learning libraries for real-time and offline data analysis
  • Utilize graph database systems such as GraphDB or NeoDB for storing and manipulating knowledge graphs and semantic ontologies
  • Configure, monitor and administer cloud servers under the control of the Kubernetes container management system

REQUIREMENTS

Minimal Knowledge

  • Distributed and Network applications with both binary and text-based communication protocols (TCP, UDP, HTTP)
  • Data management systems and tools (SQL, NoSQL, Graph DB or HDFS)
  • Data Processing methods and algorithms (data modelling, formatting, transportation, storage and retrieval)
  • Service-oriented architectures or Cloud computing technologies

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • А minimum of bachelor (preferably master’s) degree in computer science, applied computing, computer, network or software engineering.
  • The candidates are expected to be motivated and passionate about research. Some publication track record will be an advance.
  • Strong programming in Python skills is a must.
  • Good communication and presentation skills to explain the outcome of the research is needed.
  • The candidates must be comfortable working as part of a team in a distance learning mode.

Additional Advantages

  • Experience in Data Science, Business Intelligence or Machine Learning
  • Experience in Knowledge Representation, Semantic Technologies or Ontological Engineering

OUR OFFER

  • You will join an international team of experienced researchers;
  • You can opt for enrolment into our PhD Program;
  • You will enjoy numerous opportunities for learning and professional development, locally and internationally;
  • In your work you will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure of the GATE project;
  • Flexible work schedules;
  • Work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • 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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th of September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

 

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Experienced researchers (R2)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for 

Experienced researchers (R2)

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is a newly established unit at the University of Sofia with a large-scale co-funding by the EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education under the GATE project https://www.gate-coe.eu/. With respect to its planned activities in 2022, GATE Institute is seeking for talented, knowledgeable and experienced young researchers to join the team of its Urban Data Space project.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to developing containerized applications for data management, data processing and data analysis of data from the city infrastructure, resources, communications and environment in both real-time and offline. Applicants must have a university degree in computer science, computer, network or software engineering, working skills for programming in Python and some experience working in a cloud environment, preferably under the control of Kubernetes container management system. Applicants with experience in programming containerized applications for real-time and offline data processing on the cloud are particularly welcome.

 

Experienced researchers (R2)

RESPONSIBILITIES

Common responsibilities

  • Performs individual (under supervision) and collaborative research and development;
  • Contributes to high-quality publications;
  • Assists in project planning at the level of tasks and work packages;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at the national and international level and participates in various dissemination events such as conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Builds strong relationships with fellow researchers across the project, the Institute, the University and within the research community;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing, as assigned by the Project Leader;
  • Engages in continuous professional development, keeps up-to-date with the latest technology trends and standards relevant to Big Data and AI areas and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.

Specific responsibility (one of the following)

  • Design new models, algorithms and applications for collecting, accumulating, transporting and integrating data in different formats (including structured, semi-structured and unstructured data), originating from multiple distributed sources, such as sensors, databases, public repositories and Web services
  • Participates in the development of Big Data Analysis solutions by designing and implementing machine learning, statistical analysis, semantic processing, information storage or retrieval software components;
  • Utilize NoSQL data management systems for storage and retrieval of fast-growing data such as MongoDB, Couchbase or Cassandra
  • Utilize enterprise tools for data analysis such as Spark and Splunk with machine learning libraries for real-time and offline data analysis
  • Utilize graph database systems such as GraphDB or NeoDB for storing and manipulating knowledge graphs and semantic ontologies
  • Configure, monitor and administer cloud servers under the control of the Kubernetes container management system

REQUIREMENTS

Minimal Knowledge

  • Distributed and Network applications with both binary and text-based communication protocols (TCP, UDP, HTTP)
  • Data management systems and tools (SQL, NoSQL, Graph DB or HDFS)
  • Data Processing methods and algorithms (data modelling, formatting, transportation, storage and retrieval)
  • Service-oriented architectures or Cloud computing technologies

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • A PhD Degree in computer science, applied computing, computer, network or software engineering or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant research experience.
  • The candidates are expected to be motivated and passionate about research. Some publication track record will be an advance.
  • Strong programming in Python skills is a must.
  • Good communication and presentation skills to explain the outcome of the research are needed.
  • The candidates must be comfortable working as part of a team in a distance learning mode.

Additional Advantages

  • Experience in Data Science, Business Intelligence or Machine Learning
  • Experience in Knowledge Representation, Semantic Technologies or Ontological Engineering

OUR OFFER

  • You will join an international team of experienced researchers;
  • You can opt for enrolment into our PhD Program;
  • You will enjoy numerous opportunities for learning and professional development, locally and internationally;
  • In your work you will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure of the GATE project;
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • 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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

 

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

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for

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

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

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.

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

 

Basic 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.

 

Skills, experience and qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree as a minimum – 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 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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send:

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th of September 2021.

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact:

 

 

 

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Еxperienced researcher (R2) – Analysis of social media and disinformation

With respect to its intensive development in 2020, GATE is looking for 

Еxperienced researcher (R2) – Analysis of social media and disinformation

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

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.

Еxperienced researcher (R2) – Analysis of social media and disinformation

 

Basic 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.

 

Skills, experience and qualifications

Required

  • PhD as a minimum – in computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or another technological or philological area or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • 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 the 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 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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send:

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:

– Introduce yourself

– Describe your past participation in research and main research results

– Describe your future goals and future research focus.

  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th of September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact:

 

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Expert Business development

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for an

Expert Business development

Application deadline: 05  September 2021

Closed

GATE Institute is looking for an active and result-oriented Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives) to enhance and develop further business opportunities for international and national research cooperation and funding of GATE research and innovation activities from public EU and national sources.

As an Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives) at GATE, you will be responsible for further development and expansion of the GATE ecosystem with EU and other international organizations, academic institutions, research partners and associations.

You will manage the business development process from opportunity identification and research, through establishing and developing further the first contact to drafting a research project proposal in cooperation with other GATE departments and teams.

The ideal candidate for this role should demonstrate exceptional business development results, superb interpersonal skills, multi-tasking abilities, and excellent time management.

The noteworthy Expert Business development (European and other programs and initiatives) should enhance the GATE ecosystem with valuable strategic partners and effectively deliver on GATE financing from public sources.

 

Expert Business development

 

Responsibilities:

  • Think strategically – seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop business opportunities for public funding of research and innovation activities.
  • Work strategically – carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes in the business development and project planning, management and reporting of research and innovation projects funded by European and national public sources.
  • Research and identify new business and partnership opportunities in the European and national public sectors – including new trends, growth areas, funding programs, partnerships.
  • Seek out the appropriate contact in public and corporate organisations of interest, generate leads and prospective partners, meet with face to face or over the phone, foster and develop relationships with prospected partners and stakeholders.
  • Have a good understanding of the GATE research and innovation areas and capabilities and be able to present and advise others about them.
  • Understand the needs of GATE stakeholders and partners and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these.
  • Be able to draft research project proposals in cooperation with researchers and other GATE experts, liaise with the administration, finance, and legal teams as appropriate.
  • Attend seminars, conferences and events where appropriate and train members of business development and research teams in new trends and programs, arranging external training.
  • Discuss promotional strategy and activities with PR and Event management and seek ways of enhancing GATE image and ecosystem.
  • Keep abreast of trends and changes in the applied research and its business aspects.

 

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience at a similar job position.
  • A degree in Information technologies, Public/Business administration, Marketing, Communications, or related field is preferred.
  • Additional specialization in planning, management, and reporting of projects with EU and national public funding is an advantage.
  • Established international and national business networks and personal contacts in the public domain will be considered as a strong advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Team player with great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong self-motivation, result-orientation, organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong negotiation skills when dealing with partners and contractors.
  • Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure.

 

Our offer:

  • Work in an innovative, multicultural environment, with opportunities for acquisition of diverse experience and professional development
  • Upon the move to the new premises of GATE – modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity
  • Competitive working conditions and salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

How to apply:

То apply for this position, please send the following documents to :

  1. Application (free text) addressed to the Director of the GATE Institute;
  2. CV;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Copy of diploma for higher education;
  5. Copies of diplomas, certificates and other documents, associated with acquired qualifications.

 

By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your data and consent to be processed for recruitment and selection of personnel. The processing of your data shall be carried out following the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Law and related legal acts in Bulgaria.

 

Application deadline: 05th September 2021.

 

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.

2.Till 10.09.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

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Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) - Computer Vision for Future Cities

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for 

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – Computer Vision for Future Cities

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

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 Researchers with strong practical backgrounds 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.

 

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – Computer Vision for Future Cities

Responsibilities

Common

  • 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.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Supervising graduate and internships students.
  • Communicate ideas and results with GATE stakeholders.
  • Keep up-to-date with funding opportunities and contribute to project proposals.
  • Enthusiastically engage with public and private partners of a research program to look for opportunities to focus on specific datasets and problems.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • 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 developing Machine Learning models for vision tasks from scratch;
  • Experience with cloud platforms for model development and deployment;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Good understanding of image processing and classical machine vision methods.
  • Geospatial analytical skills including in QGIS and related software as they apply to urban system dynamics and urban governance applications;
  • Demonstrated academic and other outputs in the form of scientific publications and/or public repositories such as GitHub.

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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th  September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

 

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Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) - Ontologies and Knowledge graphs

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – Ontologies and Knowledge graphs

 

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

Nowadays Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly requires a strong integration of symbolic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (e.g., ontologies, knowledge graphs, semantic web) and Machine Learning approaches. The key reason for this is that ML-based approaches expect or can be significantly improved by training them with high-quality and high-dimensional data. Building high-dimensional data, i.e., data that describe a certain phenomenon with a rich set of variables (rich data) is a difficult and effort-consuming task, especially when the quality needs to be preserved. It has been estimated that up to 80% of the effort in data analytics projects is spent on preparing the data for the analytical modelling phase. Rich data is usually the result of the integration of data coming from different sources tackling semantic interoperability problems, such as the usage of different formats (e.g., CSVs vs. RDBs), different systems of identifiers (e.g., Place names vs. place identifiers), and different schemas (e.g., different attributes used to model the same domain).

Knowledge graphs have become the preferred abstraction to support data integration and solving semantic interoperability challenges, not only in the academy but also in the public government domain (Linked Open Data initiatives) and in the industry (Google Knowledge Graph). Building knowledge graphs and enriching data using explicitly represented knowledge in symbolic form require addresses several research areas like data management, ontology engineering, semantic modelling, knowledge representation and logic. Despite a large number of technologies developed, a significant lack of efficient and effective solutions to the problems of data enrichment and semantic interoperability still exists, which prevents the development of AI applications on top of rich data.

We are looking for a mixture between a scientist, engineer and philosopher who can create and maintain complex Knowledge graphs that amalgamate multiple data sources to represent complex entities in the GATE application domains: Future Cities, Digital Health, Smart Industry and Intelligent Government. Our projects take many forms and require a diverse and flexible skill set that let you solve complex data integration and analytical issues quickly and proficiently.

 

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – Ontologies and Knowledge graphs

Responsibilities

Common

  • Design, implement and maintain complex Linked Data models;
  • Uncover data and their relationships from a variety of sources: relational databases, flat files and RDF documents, other;
  • Provide efficient data integration in GATE application domains;
  • Create and instantiate OWL ontologies to expose semantics encoded in the data;
  • Construct and maintain ETL pipelines to keep Linked Data resources up to date from various sources;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Expertise with two or more of the following technologies Graph and Semantic technologies such as Neo4J, Graph DB / Triple Stores like Stardog, NoSQL DBs, SPARQL, Cypher, Gremlin, Protégé, RDF, OWL, R2RML;
  • Familiarity with graph Analytics & Inferencing / Visualization tools such as Cytoscape, Cytoscape js, Gephi, GraphViz, Neovis.js and especially related to GIS: Leaflet.js, Folium and similar;
  • Knowledge of and experience in implementing Object Oriented design and experience in at least one programming language like Java, Scala, C++, C# or similar and at least one scripting language such as Python or R;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience or familiarity with AI and Machine learning concepts: Supervised and Unsupervised machine learning, Neural Networks, Support vector machines, Kernel methods;
  • Experience in working with Jupyter notebook/Jupyter lab and other tools for reproducible research;
  • Experience in domains where knowledge graphs can be applied like GIS, Bioinformatics and Health.

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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th of September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

 

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Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) - 3D City Modelling

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for 

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – 3D City Modeling

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project. It is a large interdisciplinary flagship project that aims at developing a digital twin platform for designing, testing, applying and servicing the entire lifecycle of the built environment. This ambitious research project will be developed for the first time in Bulgaria. Crucial to its success is the building of a semantically enriched 3D model of a city and the further development of the underlying scientific methods and technologies to facilitate the simulation and analysis of city scenarios (urban planning and design, infrastructure development, buildings’ energy performance, air and noise pollution, etc.). Specific semantics will be developed that address city-scale simulation requirements. This may include the development of new or contributions to emerging Application Domain Extensions for CityGML, meaningful integration of data from heterogeneous sources and semantically enrichment with additional data (e.g., social data), design and implementation of relational (i.e., PostGIS) or a graph database (i.e., Neo4j) to store and import/export geospatial data.

We are looking for junior and experienced researchers to build a multidisciplinary team that will go beyond to the development of digital replicas and visualizations. The team with a diverse and flexible skillset should explore the full potential of integration of data from all stages of urban development and solving complex problems in urban modelling, simulation, analysis and visualization.

 

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – 3D City Modelling

Responsibilities

Common

  • Develop new methods and automated solutions for the integration and 3D visualization of data (including geo-spatial and spatial-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources (cadastral data, satellite images, point clouds);
  • Develop 3D models that combine geometric details, rich semantics and spatial relationships;
  • Contribute to the development of ontology-based definitions and standard’s extensions;
  • Proposes appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and enrichment techniques, optimally addressing data quality requirements;
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends and relevant technical standards, such as Resource Description Framework (RDF), CityGML, CityJSON;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Experience in 3D modelling and semantic 3D data enrichment;
  • Scripting and programming skills using Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, or other and parsing JSON, XML, CSV, and fixed-width data formats;
  • Experience with GIS and 3D standards such as CityGML, CityJSON, IFC;
  • Experience with GIS software tools and platforms, including but not limited to ArcGIS, QGIS, PostGIS, FME, Cesium ion, CesiumJS and/or QGIS.
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in data management disciplines including data acquisition, integration, modelling, clearing, optimization, storing and data quality;
  • Experience in database development (relational databases, graph databases, etc.) is a plus.

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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

 

 

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Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) - AI in Urban planning and design

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – AI in Urban planning and design

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

Junior researcher (R1) and Experienced researcher (R2) – AI in Urban planning and design

Responsibilities

Common

  • Develop new methods and algorithms for processing and analysis of data (including geo-spatial and spatial-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources (cadastral data, satellite images, point clouds);
  • Innovative application of Artificial Intelligence methods (Machine Learning, etc.) for urban planning and design.
  • Deploy machine learning training pipelines on-premise or in the cloud, including versioning, scaling, provisioning, and access control;
  • Contribute to the development of 3D models that combine geometric details, rich semantics and spatial relationships;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Supervising graduate and internships students.
  • Enthusiastically engage with public and private partners of the research program to look for opportunities to focus on specific datasets and problems.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Experience in utilizing machine learning methods;
  • Familiarity with satellite images and point clouds data processing and analysis;
  • Experience working with scripting and programming using Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, or other and parsing JSON, XML, CSV, and fixed-width data formats;
  • Familiarity with GIS and 3D standards such as CityGML, CityJSON, IFC;
  • Familiarity with GIS software tools and platforms, including but not limited to ArcGIS, AutoCAD, PostGIS or QGIS.
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th September 2021.

 

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

 

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Research Group Lead

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for 

Research Group Lead

Application deadline: 8th September 2021

Closed

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 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 a 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 the following strategic application domains:

  • 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/.With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for:

Research Group Lead

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;
  • Responsible for and 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;
  • Responsible for, manages and periodically evaluates the development of knowledge and competencies of researchers in the research group;
  • Actively communicates with representatives of the public sector and industry in defining joint research projects and activities, and coordinates the participation of researchers from the relevant scientific field in the implementation of these projects;
  • Responsible for the timely preparation, summarization and presentation of an annual plan for the development of the scientific field;
  • Responsible for the timely preparation of quarterly and annual reports on the performed scientific activity, the achieved scientific and project results in the respective scientific field;
  • Responsible for timely planning and reporting of financial revenues, costs and results related to projects and activities in the relevant scientific field;
  • 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 English language. Knowledge of another language is an advantage;
  • At least 7 years of professional experience;
  • At least 5 years professional experience in the relevant scientific field;
  • 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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

How to apply

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Motivation 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.

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.

Application deadline: 08.09.2021 г.

 

Stages of the contest

  • 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.
  • Till 13.09.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  • All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  • The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact:

 

 

 

 

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Junior researchers (R1) - Data enrichment and semantic interoperability

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for 

Junior researchers (R1) – Data enrichment and semantic interoperability

Application deadline: 5th September 2021

Closed

GATE Institute is seeking talented early-stage researchers in data enrichment and semantic interoperability to join the InterTwino research project. The project involves internationally recognized experts from the University of Milano-Bicocca and the Norwegian scientific institute SINTEF. The outcomes of the project will be used in GATE strategic application themes “Future cities”, “Digital health” and “Intelligent government”.

The suitable applicants for this position should have a solid background in the domain of information and communication technologies and good knowledge and experience in semantic technologies. Additional knowledge in the areas of artificial intelligence and data management is an advantage.

Junior researchers (R1) – Data enrichment and semantic interoperability

Basic 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.

 

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • А minimum of bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied computing, software engineering or another related area;
  • Experience in the domain of semantic technologies;
  • Experience in developing AI models is an advantage;
  • Ability to work and collaborate in an international team;
  • Motivation for professional development and passion for research;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills to explain the outcome of the research;
  • Fluency in English.

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 a salary commensurate with your skills and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for these positions, please send:

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 5th of September 2021.

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 5 September 2021.
  2. Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 6-10 September 2021.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.
  5. The successful candidates will be offered a labour contract or a civil one if preferred.

 

 

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GATE talent development internship program

Let’s open the most exciting chapter of your career!

Deadline: 15 July 2021

Closed

Joining the GATE internship programme, you will be part of the leading Big Data and Artificial Intelligence team and you will be working on interdisciplinary research projects. You will be working on innovative solutions, which develop research excellence in topics relevant to the three technology areas –Data Insight, Data Analytics and Data Management – and on a cross-cutting area – Engineering and development. Moreover, you will work on advanced analytics solutions in four application domains – Future Cities, Intelligent Government, Smart Industry and Digital Health, which are now in the front line for creating actionable value for society, bringing human centricity and better decision-making to the stakeholders.

What we expect from you is:

  • Strong motivation to carry out research and produce results under supervision
  • Love for insights and aptitude of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
  • Understanding of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, data management, analytics and visualisation
  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Scala or other)

Application:

Deadline: 15 July 2021
Only short-list candidates will be contacted.

What we offer to you is:

  • Attractive stipends
  • Hands-on experience of a thriving research
  • Work in bright, friendly and energetic international teams
  • Live projects, extensive coaching and career counselling
  • Development of professional skills and competencies in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Opportunity to join GATE team as a junior researcher

This year we offer internship positions in the following areas:

  • Future Cities
  • Digital Health
  • Disinformation
  • Big Data Platforms
  • Data Analytics

 

Duration and place:

20.07.2021- 30.09.2021
125, “Tsarigradsko shose”, Block 2

For additional information, please contact prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director of GATE Institute, email:

To become part of our internship programme please complete the application form not later than July 15th 2021.

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Event Manager

With respect to its intensive development in 2021, GATE is looking for an Event Manager

Application deadline: 25 July 2021

Closed

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.

 

Event Manager

 

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:

  • At least 3 years of experience at a similar job position
  • Degree in PR, Marketing, Communications, Hospitality Management or related field is preferred
  • 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:

  • Work in an innovative, multicultural environment, with opportunities for acquisition of diverse experience and professional development
  • Upon the move to the new premises of GATE – modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity
  • Competitive working conditions and salary commensurate with your skills and experience

 

How to apply:

То apply for this position, please send the following documents to :

  1. Application (free text) addressed to the Director of the GATE Institute;
  2. CV;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Copy of diploma for higher education;
  5. Copies of diplomas, certificates and other documents, associated with acquired qualifications.

 

By applying for these positions, you voluntarily provide your data and consent to be processed for recruitment and selection of personnel. The processing of your data shall be carried out following the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Law and related legal acts in Bulgaria.

 

Application deadline: 25th July 2021.

 

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.

2.Till 06.08.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

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Human Resources Expert

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for a

Human Resources Expert

 Application deadline: 9 July 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is a newly established unit at the University of Sofia with a large-scale co-funding by the EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education under the GATE project https://www.gate-coe.eu/.

Responsibilities and obligations:

  • Develops plans, rules, processes in various areas of HRM, including recruitment and selection of staff, career paths, talent development, reward systems, performance management;
  • Develops materials, guidelines, practical tools to facilitate the correct interpretation and application of standards in the field of HRM at the Institute;
  • Identifies appropriate training opportunities and supports the application of methods and ways for staff development;
  • Prepares reports for monitoring key indicators in the field of HRM, which will be the basis for informed decisions and development of action plans;
  • Develops and conducts employee engagement surveys, analyses results and proposes concrete actions to achieve necessary improvements in areas where deficits are observed.

Required education and experience:

  • Higher education Master’s degree in Economics, Human resources management;
  • Internship/professional experience – Acquired experience and professional experience of at least 5 years.

 

Required expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of the regulations in the field of labour, tax and social security law;
  • Experience in working with HRM software;
  • Very good command of English;
  • Ability to work in an international team;
  • Problem-solving skills in a dynamic environment;
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Loyalty and responsibility.

Required application documents:

  • Application (free text) addressed to the Director of the GATE Institute;
  • Motivation letter;
  • CV;
  • Copy of diploma for higher education;
  • Copies of diplomas, certificates and other documents, associated with acquired qualifications.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

To apply for this position, please send the documents to :

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: 09.07.2021.

Stages of the contest:

  • 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.
  • Till 25.07.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  • All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  • The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.

For additional information, please contact: 

 

 

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Experienced researchers (bioinformaticians) R2

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers (bioinformaticians) R2

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

GATE institute “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 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 4 Data Science areas:

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

 

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

 

Experienced researchers (bioinformaticians) R2

Common responsibilities

  • Researches and analyses the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to the scientific goals of GATE in the field of Digital Health;
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of Big Data and AI applications to biomedical data;
  • Keeps up-to-date with the research environment (for example funding bodies), identifies opportunities and contributes to project proposals preparation for research funding;
  • Leads and/or contributes to high-quality publications;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary projects in collaboration between GATE and its partners;
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders, including project partners, industry, policy and other academic bodies and where appropriate represent the Institute;
  • Manages work package and tasks of GATE projects and contributes to projects coordination and management by providing direction, support and guidance;
  • Mentors less experienced teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keeps up-to-date with the latest Big Data and AI technology trends and their applications to biomedical data, takes ownership for and manages own career progression, sets realistic and achievable career goals;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Research Group leader.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Takes part in the development and deployment of pipelines for processing of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data for a subsequent analysis utilizing advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques;
  • Explores, proposes and validates new approaches and methods for the engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects.

 

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI 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 with high impact factor;
  • Extensive experience in analysing data from Next Generation Sequencing or microarray experiments;
  • Advanced programming skills in Python, R, bash or other programming languages;
  • 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;
  • Proven ability of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills, in order to be able to explain the value of their research to the research community;
  • Fluent English is a must.

 

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods;
  • Experience in utilizing HPC resources for performing large-scale computations;
  • Desirable
  • Experience in working with large, heterogeneous datasets in building and optimizing data pipelines, data integration and enrichment;

 

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

 

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Junior researchers (R1)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Junior researchers (R1)

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is a newly established unit at the University of Sofia with a large-scale co-funding by EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education under GATE project https://www.gate-coe.eu/.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to algorithms for knowledge discovery, novel methods for big data analysis of information networks and social networks, fairness, accountability, and transparency in learning systems. Applicants must have a strong interest in the development of algorithms, methods and applications, to distil knowledge from large complex datasets.

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Junior researchers (R1)

Responsibilities

Common responsibilities

  • Performs individual (under supervision) and collaborative research;
  • Contributes to high-quality publications;
  • Assists in projects planning at the level of tasks estimation;
  • Performs state-of-the-art analyses in the field of Big Data and AI;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at national and international level and participates in various dissemination events such as conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Builds strong relationships with fellow researchers across the Institute, the University and within the research community to collaborate on research projects;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing, as assigned by the Research Group Leader;
  • Engages in continuous professional development, keeps up-to-date with the latest technology trends and standards in the relevant to Big Data and AI areas and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.

 

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Proposes appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and semantic enrichment techniques, optimally addressing data quality requirements;
  • Develops new methods, algorithms and automated solutions for the integration, simulation and visualization of data (including geo-spatial and spatio-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources;
  • Participates in the development of Big Data Analysis solutions by designing and implementing advanced Machine Learning, Statistics, information extraction and retrieval techniques;
  • Enhances data quality by validating mappings between existing data sources and new semantic repositories, as well as between data sources and ontologies/data models;
  • Contributes to the development of ontology-based definitions and standard’s extensions;

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • А minimum of master’s degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field;
  • They are expected to be motivated and passionate about research. The publication track record will be in advance.
  • Knowledge and skill in data science and/or artificial intelligence areas such as machine learning and natural language processing.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Experience in data management disciplines such us: data modelling, integration and clearing.
  • Good communication and presentation skills to explain the outcome of the research.
  • Comfortable working as part of a team;

 

We offer:

  • You will join an international team of experienced researchers;
  • You can opt for enrollment into the PhD Program;
  • You will enjoy numerous opportunities for learning and professional development, locally and internationally;
  • In your work you will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure of the GATE project;
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • 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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

 

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Experienced researchers (R2)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers (R2)

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is a newly established unit at the University of Sofia with a large-scale co-funding by EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education under GATE project https://www.gate-coe.eu/.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to algorithms for knowledge discovery, novel methods for big data analysis of information networks and social networks, fairness, accountability, and transparency in learning systems. Applicants must have a strong interest in the development of algorithms, methods and applications, to distil knowledge from large complex datasets.

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers (R2)

 

Responsibilities

Common responsibilities:

  • Researches and analyzes the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to the scientific goals of GATE;
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of Big Data and AI;
  • Keeps up-to-date with the research environment (for example funding bodies), identifies opportunities and contributes to project proposals preparation for research funding;
  • Leads and/or contributes to high-quality publications;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary projects in collaboration between GATE and its partners;
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders, including project partners, industry, policy and other academic bodies and where appropriate represents the Institute;
  • Manages work package and tasks of GATE projects and contributes to projects coordination and management by providing direction, support and guidance;
  • Mentors less experienced teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keeps up-to-date with the latest Big Data and AI technology trends, takes ownership for and manages own career progression, sets realistic and achievable career goals;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Research Group leader.

 

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Researches and develops methods, algorithms and automated solutions for efficient storage, modification and streaming of large-scale data models and simulations;
  • Participates in the development of multidimensional models from raw data relying on the existing standards and ontologies;
  • Adds semantics to the developed multidimensional models originating from heterogeneous data such as crowdsourced and deep learning/image recognition data;
  • Takes part in the development of the Big Data Analysis solutions by devising and implementing advanced Machine Learning, statistics, and information extraction and retrieval techniques;
  • Explores, proposes and validates new approaches and methods for the engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • A PhD Degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related technical field or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant research experience;
  • A scientific contribution, through original research, innovation or application, evidenced by publications, software output, technology transfers etc.;
  • Publication track record in reputable scientific journals or conferences will be in advance.
  • Knowledge and skill in data science and/or artificial intelligence areas such as machine learning and natural language processing.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Experience in data management disciplines such us: data modelling, integration and clearing.
  • Comfortable working as part of a team;
  • Experience in working with large datasets will be considered as a strong advantage;
  • Good communication and presentation skills to be able to explain the value of their research;

 

We offer:

  • You will join an international team of experienced researchers;
  • You can opt for enrollment into the PhD Program;
  • You will enjoy numerous opportunities for learning and professional development, locally and internationally;
  • In your work you will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure of the GATE project;
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • Competitive working conditions and salary

 

How to apply

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

 

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3D City Modeling (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project.

Junior researcher and Experienced researcher

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project. It is a large interdisciplinary flagship project aims at developing a digital twin platform for designing, testing, applying and servicing the entire lifecycle of the built environment. This ambitious research project will be developed for the first time in Bulgaria. Crucial to its success is the building of a semantically enriched 3D model of a city and the further development of the underlying scientific methods and technologies to facilitate the simulation and analysis of city scenarios (urban planning and design, infrastructure development, buildings’ energy performance, air and noise pollution, etc.). Specific semantics will be developed that address city-scale simulation requirements. This may include the development of new or contributions to emerging Application Domain Extensions for CityGML, meaningful integration of data from heterogeneous sources and semantically enrichment with additional data (e.g., social data), design and implementation of relational (i.e., PostGIS) or a graph database (i.e., Neo4j) to store and import/export geospatial data.

We are looking for junior and experienced researchers to build a multidisciplinary team that will go beyond to the development of digital replicas and visualizations. The team with a diverse and flexible skillset should explore the full potential of integration of data from all stages of urban development and solving complex problems in urban modelling, simulation, analysis and visualization.

3D City Modeling (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

Responsibilities

Common

  • Develop new methods and automated solutions for the integration and 3D visualization of data (including geo-spatial and spatial-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources (cadastral data, satellite images, point clouds);
  • Develop 3D models that combine geometric details, rich semantics and spatial relationships;
  • Contribute to the development of ontology-based definitions and standard’s extensions;
  • Proposes appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and enrichment techniques, optimally addressing data quality requirements;
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends and relevant technical standards, such as Resource Description Framework (RDF), CityGML, CityJSON;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Experience in 3D modelling and semantic 3D data enrichment;
  • Scripting and programming skills using Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, or other and parsing JSON, XML, CSV, and fixed-width data formats;
  • Experience with GIS and 3D standards such as CityGML, CityJSON, IFC;
  • Experience with GIS software tools and platforms, including but not limited to ArcGIS, AutoCAD, PostGIS, FME, Cesium ion, CesiumJS and/or QGIS.
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in data management disciplines including data acquisition, integration, modelling, clearing, optimization, storing and data quality;
  • Experience in database development (relational databases, graph databases, etc.) is a plus.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

 

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

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AI in Urban planning and design (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint researchers who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project.

AI in Urban planning and design (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project. It is a large interdisciplinary flagship project aims at developing a digital twin platform for designing, testing, applying and servicing the entire lifecycle of the built environment. This ambitious research project will be developed for the first time in Bulgaria. Crucial to its success is the building of a semantically enriched 3D model of a city and the further development of the underlying scientific methods and technologies to facilitate the simulation and analysis of city scenarios (urban planning and design, infrastructure development, buildings’ energy performance, air and noise pollution, etc.). Specific semantics will be developed that address city-scale simulation requirements. This may include the development of new or contributions to emerging Application Domain Extensions for CityGML, meaningful integration of data from heterogeneous sources and semantically enrichment with additional data (e.g., social data), design and implementation of relational (i.e., PostGIS) or a graph database (i.e., Neo4j) to store and import/export geospatial data.

We are looking for junior and experienced researchers to build a multidisciplinary team that will go beyond the development of digital replicas and visualizations. The team with a diverse and flexible skillset should explore the full potential of integration of data from all stages of urban development and solving complex problems in urban modelling, simulation, analysis and visualization.

 

AI in Urban planning and design (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

Responsibilities

Common

  • Develop new methods and algorithms for processing and analysis of data (including geo-spatial and spatial-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources (cadastral data, satellite images, point clouds);
  • Innovative application of Artificial Intelligence methods (Machine Learning, etc.) for urban planning and design.
  • Contribute to the development of 3D models that combine geometric details, rich semantics and spatial relationships;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Experience in utilizing machine learning methods;
  • Familiarity with satellite images and point clouds data processing and analysis;
  • Experience working with scripting and programming using Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, or other and parsing JSON, XML, CSV, and fixed-width data formats;
  • Familiarity with GIS and 3D standards such as CityGML, CityJSON, IFC;
  • Familiarity with GIS software tools and platforms, including but not limited to ArcGIS, AutoCAD, PostGIS or QGIS.
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

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Junior researcher (Urban Simulations)

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint researchers who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project.

Junior researcher (Urban Simulations)

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project. It is a large interdisciplinary flagship project aims at developing a digital twin platform for designing, testing, applying and servicing the entire lifecycle of the built environment. This ambitious research project will be developed for the first time in Bulgaria. Crucial to its success is the building of a semantically enriched 3D model of a city and the further development of the underlying scientific methods and technologies to facilitate the simulation and analysis of city scenarios (urban planning and design, infrastructure development, buildings’ energy performance, air and noise pollution, etc.). Specific semantics will be developed that address city-scale simulation requirements. This may include the development of new or contributions to emerging Application Domain Extensions for CityGML, meaningful integration of data from heterogeneous sources and semantically enrichment with additional data (e.g., social data), design and implementation of relational (i.e., PostGIS) or a graph database (i.e., Neo4j) to store and import/export geospatial data.

We are looking for junior and experienced researchers to build a multidisciplinary team that will go beyond to the development of digital replicas and visualizations. The team with a diverse and flexible skillset should explore the full potential of integration of data from all stages of urban development and solving complex problems in urban modelling, simulation, analysis and visualization.

 

Junior researcher (Urban Simulations)

Responsibilities

Common

  • Involved in all phases of the CFD workflow, including geometry cleanup/defeaturing, structured-overset grid generation, application of CFD solvers;
  • Construct CFD simulations at different levels-of-detail (to support CFD at different urban scales) and ensure that these can be directly used in an urban simulation software;
  • Integrate CFD simulations in 3D city models;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Link domain-specific simulation programs to each other to support rapid prototyping, integrated whole-system level analysis, and model-use during operations;
  • Developing applications for visualization of CFD simulation data in augmented reality.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experience working with scripting and programming using Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, or other;
  • Strong skills in turbulence modelling, CFD mesh generation in complex 3D geometries;
  • Strong prior experience in CFD;
  • Experience with OpenFOAM, ANSYS, StarCCM, or other simulation tools;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Understanding and experience in using high-performance computing and parallel programming;
  • Experience in utilizing machine learning methods (neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, reinforcement learning) to improve simulation models;
  • Proficient in handling large data sets and the ability to analyze and interpret results.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

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Ontologies and Knowledge graphs (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

We are looking for a mixture between a scientist, engineer and philosopher who can create and maintain complex Knowledge graphs that amalgamate multiple data sources to represent complex entities in the GATE application domains: Future Cities, Digital Health, Smart Industry and Intelligent Government.

Application deadline: 28 March 2021

Closed

Nowadays Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly requires a strong integration of symbolic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (e.g., ontologies, knowledge graphs, semantic web) and Machine Learning approaches. The key reason for this is that ML-based approaches expect or can be significantly improved by training them with high-quality and high-dimensional data. Building high-dimensional data, i.e., data that describe a certain phenomenon with a rich set of variables (rich data) is a difficult and effort-consuming task, especially when the quality needs to be preserved. It has estimated that up to 80% of the effort in data analytics projects is spent on preparing the data for the analytical modelling phase. Rich data is usually the result of the integration of data coming from different sources tackling semantic interoperability problems, such as the usage of different formats (e.g., CSVs vs. RDBs), different systems of identifiers (e.g., Place names vs. place identifiers), and different schemas (e.g., different attributes used to model the same domain).

Knowledge graphs have become the preferred abstraction to support data integration and solving semantic interoperability challenges, not only in the academy but also in the public government domain (Linked Open Data initiatives) and in the industry (Google Knowledge Graph). Building knowledge graphs and enriching data using explicitly represented knowledge in symbolic form require addresses several research areas like data management, ontology engineering, semantic modelling, knowledge representation and logic. Despite a large number of technologies developed, a significant lack of efficient and effective solutions to the problems of data enrichment and semantic interoperability still exists, which prevents the development of AI applications on top of rich data.

We are looking for a mixture between a scientist, engineer and philosopher who can create and maintain complex Knowledge graphs that amalgamate multiple data sources to represent complex entities in the GATE application domains: Future Cities, Digital Health, Smart Industry and Intelligent Government. Our projects take many forms and require a diverse and flexible skill set that let you solve complex data integration and analytical issues quickly and proficiently.

Ontologies and Knowledge graphs (Junior researcher and Experienced researcher)

Responsibilities

Common

  • Design, implement and maintain complex Linked Data models;
  • Uncover data and their relationships from a variety of sources: relational databases, flat files and RDF documents, other;
  • Provide efficient data integration in GATE application domains;
  • Create and instantiate OWL ontologies to expose semantics encoded in the data;
  • Construct and maintain ETL pipelines to keep Linked Data resources up to date from various sources;
  • Scientific paper writing;
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Junior researcher: А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experienced researcher: A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Expertise with two or more of the following technologies Graph and Semantic technologies such as Neo4J, Graph DB / Triple Stores like Stardog, NoSQL DBs, SPARQL, Cypher, Gremlin, Protégé, RDF, OWL, R2RML;
  • Familiarity with graph Analytics & Inferencing / Visualization tools such as Cytoscape, Cytoscape js, Gephi, GraphViz, Neovis.js and especially related to GIS: Leaflet.js, Folium and similar;
  • Knowledge of and experience in implementing Object Oriented design and experience in at least one programming language like Java, Scala, C++, C# or similar and at least one scripting language such as Python or R;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of the research (and the value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience or familiarity with AI and Machine learning concepts: Supervised and Unsupervised machine learning, Neural Networks, Support vector machines, Kernel methods;
  • Experience in working with Jupyter notebook/Jupyter lab and other tools for reproducible research;
  • Experience in domains where knowledge graphs can be applied like GIS, Bioinformatics and Health.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you: ◦Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

 

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.

Application deadline: 22nd of March 2021.

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.

2.Till 29.03.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

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

For additional information, please contact:

 

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Junior researchers (3D City Modeling and Simulation)

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project.

Application deadline: 15th October 2020.

Closed

 

 

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 4 Data Science areas:

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

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project. It is a large interdisciplinary flagship project aims at developing a digital twin platform for designing, testing, applying and servicing the entire lifecycle of the built environment. This ambitious research project will be developed for the first time in Bulgaria. Crucial to its success is the building of semantically enriched 3D model of a city and the further development of the underlying scientific methods and technologies to facilitate the simulation of city scenarios (urban climate, the transport of goods and people, infrastructure development, buildings’ energy performance, air and noise pollution, etc.). Specific semantics will be developed that address city-scale simulation requirements. This may include the development of new or contributions to emerging Application Domain Extensions for CityGML, meaningful integration of data from heterogeneous sources and semantically enrichment with additional data (e.g. social data), design and implementation of relational (i.e. PostGIS) or a graph database (i.e. Neo4j) to store and import/export geospatial data.

An ultimate goal of the projects is to go beyond digital replicas and visualizations to explore the full potential of integration of data from all stages of urban development and thus push the applications of urban modelling, simulation, analysis and visualization.

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Junior researchers

Common responsibilities

  • Develop new methods, algorithms and automated solutions for the integration, simulation and visualization of data (including geo-spatial and spatio-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources;
  • Develop 3D models that combine geometric details, rich semantics and spatial relationships;
  • Construct CFD simulations inputs at different levels-of-detail (to support CFD at different urban scales) and ensure that these can be directly used in an urban simulation software;
  • Contribute to development of ontology-based definitions and standard’s extensions;
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends and relevant technical standards, such as Resource Description Framework (RDF), CityGML, IFC, LandInfra;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Proposes appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and enrichment techniques, optimally addressing data quality requirements;
  • Participates in the development of Big Data Analytics solutions by designing and implementing advanced Machine Learning, Statistics, Information extraction and retrieval techniques in the field of Future Cities.

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • А minimum of bachelor’s or master’s degree in in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, applied mathematics, engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • Experience in one or more of the following is essential: 3D modelling, semantic 3D data enrichment, remote sensing;
  • Experience working with and parsing JSON, XML, CSV, and fixed-width data formats, scripting and programming using Python, Java, C++, Scala, other;
  • Experience with GIS and 3D standards (CityGML, CityJSON, IFC) will be considered as a strong advantage;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of research (and value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a deep desire to find ways to create value and deliver results.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in data management disciplines including data acquisition, integration, modeling, clearing, optimization, storing and data quality;
  • Experience in areas directly relevant to Big Data engineering responsibilities and tasks;
  • Experience in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods;
  • Experience in database development is a plus.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 20th of August 2020.

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.
  2. Till 27.08.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE

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Experienced researchers (3D City Modeling and Simulation)

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project.

Application deadline: 15th October 2020.

Closed

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 4 Data Science areas:

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

The GATE Institute is seeking to appoint Researchers in 3D City Modeling and Simulation, who will be intricately involved in the GATE City Digital Twin project. It is a large interdisciplinary flagship project aims at developing a digital twin platform for designing, testing, applying and servicing the entire lifecycle of the built environment. This ambitious research project will be developed for the first time in Bulgaria. Crucial to its success is the building of semantically enriched 3D model of a city and the further development of the underlying scientific methods and technologies to facilitate the simulation of city scenarios (urban climate, the transport of goods and people, infrastructure development, buildings’ energy performance, air and noise pollution, etc.). Specific semantics will be developed that address city-scale simulation requirements. This may include the development of new or contributions to emerging Application Domain Extensions for CityGML, meaningful integration of data from heterogeneous sources and semantically enrichment with additional data (e.g. social data), design and implementation of relational (i.e. PostGIS) or a graph database (i.e. Neo4j) to store and import/export geospatial data.

An ultimate goal of the projects is to go beyond digital replicas and visualizations to explore the full potential of integration of data from all stages of urban development and thus push the applications of urban modelling, simulation, analysis and visualization.

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers

Common responsibilities

  • Research and develop methods, algorithms and automated solutions for efficient storage, modification and streaming of large-scale data models and simulations;
  • Development of 3D models from raw data relying on the existing standards and ontologies;
  • Develop urban applications based on 3D models, ranging from flood simulation and air quality assessment to noise visualization;
  • Add semantics to the developed 3D models originating from crowd sourced and deep learning/image recognition data;
  • Keep up-to date with the research environment (for example funding bodies) and contribute to grant applications;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the Research Group Leader or GATE Institute.
  • Carry out administrative work within the research projects as necessary.
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers;
  • Assist in project planning and task estimation;
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Takes part in the development of methods for analyzing 3D urban data by devising and implementing advanced Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Information extraction and retrieval techniques;
  • Explores, proposes and validates new approaches and methods for engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects.

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in computer science, geoinformatics/geomatics, engineering, or in a related discipline or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Prior experience with GIS is highly desirable;
  • Experience in 3D modelling and/or computational geometry and 3D standards (CityGML, CityJSON, IFC);
  • Experience with open-source CFD libraries, such as OpenFOAM and CFD simulations will be considered as a strong advantage;
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, others;
  • Experience participating in research projects, involving a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders;
  • A scientific contribution, through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a body of work, innovation or application, evidenced by publications, software output, technology transfers etc.;
  • Proven ability of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills in order to be able to explain the value of their research to the research community;
  • Proven ability to find ways to create value and deliver results by working both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels and of various disciplines.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods;
  • Experience in utilizing HPC resources for performing large-scale simulations.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 20th of August 2020.

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.
  2. Till 27.08.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE

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Experienced researchers (bioinformaticians) R2

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:
Experienced researchers (bioinformaticians) R2

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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 4 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers

Common responsibilities

  • Researches and analyzes the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to scientific goals of GATE in the field of Digital Health;
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of Big Data and AI applications to biomedical data;
  • Keeps up-to date with the research environment (for example funding bodies), identifies opportunities and contributes to project proposals preparation for research funding;
  • Leads and/or contributes to high quality publications;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary projects in collaboration between GATE and its partners;
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders, including project partners, industry, policy and other academic bodies and where appropriate represent the Institute;
  • Manages work package and tasks of GATE projects and contributes to projects coordination and management by providing direction, support and guidance;
  • Mentors less experienced teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keeps up-to-date with latest Big Data and AI technology trends and their applications to biomedical data, takes ownership for and manages own career progression, sets realistic and achievable career goals;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Research Group leader.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Takes part in the development of methods for analysing biomedical data by devising and implementing advanced Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Biostatistics, and information extraction and retrieval techniques;
  • Explores, proposes and validates new approaches and methods for engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects.

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI or related field or a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • A scientific contribution, through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a body of work, innovation or application, evidenced by publications in scientific journals with high impact factor;
  • Experience in analyzing data from microarray experiments, Next Generation Sequencing experiments, longitudinal studies or health records;
  • Advanced programming skills in Python, R, Java, C++ or other programming languages;
  • 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;
  • Proven ability of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills, in order to be able to explain the value of their research to the research community;
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods;
  • Experience in utilizing HPC resources for performing large-scale computations

Desirable

  • Experience in working with large, heterogeneous datasets in building and optimizing data pipelines, data integration and enrichment

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.

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.

Application deadline: 20th of August 2020.

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.
  2. Till 27.08.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
http://gate-coe.eu
e-mail:

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Junior researchers (bioinformaticians) (R1)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:
Junior researchers (bioinformaticians) (R1)

Publication deadline: 15th October 2020.

Closed

 

GATE institute “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 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 4 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 (Citi 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:

Junior researchers (bioinformaticians) (R1)

Common responsibilities

  • Gets involved in interdisciplinary Digital Health related research activities utilizing the latest Big Data, ML and AI technologies in collaboration between GATE Institute and its partners;
  • Performs individual (under supervision) and collaborative research;
  • Contributes to high quality publications;
  • Assists in projects planning at the level of tasks estimation;
  • Performs state-of-the-art Bioinformatics analyses;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at national and international level and participates in various dissemination events such as conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Builds strong relationships with fellow researchers across the Institute, the University and within the research community to collaborate on research projects;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing, as assigned by the Research Group Leader;
  • Engages in continuous professional development, keeps up-to-date with latest technology trends and standards in the relevant to the Bioinformatics area and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Proposes appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and enrichment techniques, optimally addressing data quality requirements;
  • Develops new methods, algorithms and automated solutions for the integration, simulation and visualization of data (including geo-spatial and spatio-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources;
  • Participates in the development of Big Data Analysis solutions by designing and implementing advanced Machine Learning, Statistics, information extraction and retrieval techniques in the field of Digital Health;
  • Enhances data quality by validating mappings between different data sources;

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied mathematics, AI, Informatics, or a related technical field;
  • Experience with external databases containing results from biomedical experiments in the fields of Genetics, Public Health, etc.;
  • Experience with programming (e.g. R, Python, Java, C++ or other);
  • Strong motivation for a career in research and ability to carry out research and produce results under supervision;
  • Love for insights and aptitude of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of research (and value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to work proactively, with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team with professionals from various disciplines;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a motivation for delivering results with high added value;
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in data management disciplines including data gathering, integration, modeling, clearing, optimization, storing and data quality;
  • Experience in areas directly relevant to Big Data engineering responsibilities and tasks;
  • Experience in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods;
  • Experience in database development is a plus;
  • Experience in utilizing HPC resources for performing large-scale computations;
  • Experience in analyzing data from microarray experiments, Next Generation Sequencing experiments, longitudinal studies or health records.

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
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.

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.

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
http://gate-coe.eu
e-mail:
tel.: 02/971 04 00

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Junior Researcher (R1)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:
Junior researchers (R1)

Application deadline: 15th October 2020.

Closed

 

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 4 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 (Citi 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:

Junior researchers (R1)

Common responsibilities

  • Performs individual (under supervision) and collaborative research;
  • Contributes to high quality publications;
  • Assists in projects planning at the level of tasks estimation;
  • Performs state-of-the-art analyses in the field of Big Data and AI;
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at national and international level and participates in various dissemination events such as conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Builds strong relationships with fellow researchers across the Institute, the University and within the research community to collaborate on research projects;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing, as assigned by the Research Group Leader;
  • Engages in continuous professional development, keeps up-to-date with latest technology trends and standards in the relevant to Big Data and AI areas and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Proposes appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and semantic enrichment techniques, optimally addressing data quality requirements;
  • Develops new methods, algorithms and automated solutions for the integration, simulation and visualization of data (including geo-spatial and spatio-temporal data) originated from multiple distributed sources;
  • Participates in the development of Big Data Analysis solutions by designing and implementing advanced Machine Learning, Statistics, information extraction and retrieval techniques;
  • Enhances data quality by validating mappings between existing data sources and new semantic repositories, as well as between data sources and ontologies/data models;
  • Contributes to the development of ontology-based definitions and standard’s extensions;

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Applied mathematics, AI, Information systems, Informatics, or a related technical field;
  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Scala or other);
  • Strong motivation for a career in research and ability to carry out research and produce results under supervision;
  • Love for insights and aptitude of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Solid oral/written communication and presentation skills in order to explain the outcome of research (and value thereof) to coworkers and peers;
  • Ability to work proactively, with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team with professionals from various disciplines;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments, and a motivation for delivering results with high added value;
  • Fluent English is a must.

 Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in data management disciplines including data gathering, integration, modeling, clearing, optimization, storing and data quality;
  • Experience in areas directly relevant to Big Data engineering responsibilities and tasks;
  • Good understanding of Software Engineering concepts and Software Development methodologies;
  • Experience in Data Science and/or Artificial Intelligence such as: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP);
  • Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: 3D modelling, semantic enrichment, remote sensing, database development.

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 employments and qualifications.
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant

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.

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
http://gate-coe.eu
e-mail:
tel.: 02/971 04 00

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Experienced researchers (DataOpps) (R2)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:
Experienced researchers (DataOpps) (R2)

Application deadline: 15th October  2020.

Closed

 

GATE institute “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 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 4 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 (Citi 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers (DataOpps) (R2)

Common responsibilities:

  • Researches and analyzes the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to scientific goals of GATE.
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of Big Data and AI;
  • Keeps up-to date with the research environment (for example funding bodies), identifies opportunities and contributes to project proposals preparation for research fundin;.
  • Leads and/or contributes to high quality publications;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary projects in collaboration between GATE and its partners.
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders, including project partners, industry, policy and other academic bodies and where appropriate represent the Institute.
  • Manages work package and tasks of GATE projects and contributes to projects coordination and management by providing direction, support and guidance;
  • Mentors less experienced teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keeps up-to-date with latest Big Data and AI technology trends, takes ownership for and manages own career progression, sets realistic and achievable career goals.
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Research Group leader.

 One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Explores, proposes and validates new approaches and methods for engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects;
  • Provides methodological support for implementation of Big Data and AI solutions based on advanced approaches such as DataOps, MLOps и AIOps;
  • Participates in the design and development of technology solutions based on DataOps, MLOps, AIOps;
  • Participates in the analysis and selection of technologies, tools and platform for implementation of Big Data and AI projects.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI or related field or a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • 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;
  • A scientific contribution, through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a body of work, innovation or application, evidenced by publications, software output, technology transfers, etc.
  • Proven ability of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills, in order to be able to explain the value of their research to the research community.
  • Fluent English is a must.

 Experience in one or more of the following

  • Demonstrated systematic understanding of Software Engineering concepts and mastery of research associated with that field;
  • Solid experience in Big Data technologies, tools and platforms;
  • Experience in current engineering methodologies, DevOps, CI/CD, etc.

Desirable

  • Experience in current Big Data engineering methodologies such as DataOps, MLOps и AIOps;
  • Experience in development, orchestration and maintenance of data pipelines;
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing solutions based on DataOps.

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 this position, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field

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.

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
e-mail:
tel.: 02/971 04 00

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Experienced researchers (R2)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:
Experienced researchers (R2)

Application deadline: 15th October 2020.

Closed

 

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 4 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 (Citi 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:

Experienced researchers (R2)

Common responsibilities:

  • Researches and analyzes the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to scientific goals of GATE;
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of Big Data and AI;
  • Keeps up-to date with the research environment (for example funding bodies), identifies opportunities and contributes to project proposals preparation for research fundin;
  • Leads and/or contributes to high quality publications;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary projects in collaboration between GATE and its partners;
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders, including project partners, industry, policy and other academic bodies and where appropriate represents the Institute;
  • Manages work package and tasks of GATE projects and contributes to projects coordination and management by providing direction, support and guidance;
  • Mentors less experienced teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keeps up-to-date with latest Big Data and AI technology trends, takes ownership for and manages own career progression, sets realistic and achievable career goals;
  • Undertakes any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Research Group leader.

 One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Researches and develops methods, algorithms and automated solutions for efficient storage, modification and streaming of large-scale data models and simulations;
  • Participates in the development of multidimensional models from raw data relying on the existing standards and ontologies;
  • Adds semantics to the developed multidimensional models originating from heterogeneous data such as crowd sourced and deep learning/image recognition data;
  • Takes part in the development of the Big Data Analysis solutions by devising and implementing advanced Machine Learning, statistics, and information extraction and retrieval techniques;
  • Explores, proposes and validates new approaches and methods for engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects.

 Skills, experience and qualifications:

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI or related field or a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • 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;
  • A scientific contribution, through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a body of work, innovation or application, evidenced by publications, software output, technology transfers, etc.;
  • Proven ability of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills, in order to be able to explain the value of their research to the research community;
  • Fluent English is a must.

Experience in one or more of the following

  • Demonstrated systematic understanding of Software Engineering concepts and mastery of research associated with that field;
  • Experience with Big Data and/or AI;
  • Experience with Semantic Web/Ontologies and ontology development as a whole. Understanding of W3C and OGC standards including XML, RDF, OWL, RDFS, CityGML or CityJSON, LandInfra;
  • Proficiency in Object-oriented/object and functional languages such as Python, Java, C++, Scala, R, Groovy or others;

Desirable

  • Experience in working with large, heterogeneous datasets in building and optimizing data pipelines, data integration and enrichment using semantic technologies;
  • Solid experience in current engineering methodologies, DevOps, CI/CD, etc.

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 employments and qualifications
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant

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.

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
http://gate-coe.eu
e-mail:
tel.: 02/971 04 00

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Senior researchers (bioinformaticians) R3

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

Closed

Common responsibilities

  • Conducts high-quality research in the field of applications of Big Data and AI technologies to biomedical data;
  • Disseminates research findings, results and achievements within the research community, through publications and participation in academic conferences/journals;
  • Works with the Research Group Leader, to define new Master and PhD projects, holds interviews with candidates and co-supervise the students;
  • Understands application domain needs and devises possible solutions;
  • Plays a leading role in writing project proposals for internal and external research funding;
  • Builds effective collaborations with both GATE academic and industry partners at national and international level;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keep up-to-date with latest Big Data and AI technology trends and their applications to biomedical data, is committed to professional development of his/her own career and acts as mentor for less experienced colleagues.

One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Explores, proposes and validates new methodologies for engineering of Big Data and AI pipelines for analysis of biomedical data and Data Science projects;
  • Researches and develops Digital Twins and designs a Digital Twin platform for modeling, simulation and visualization of Genetic and health records data;
  • Extends state-of-the-art standards and ontologies to cover GATE application themes and develop various data models of healthcare systems, etc.;
  • Proposes new solutions for storage and maintenance of Digital Twin models beyond the standard databases, dealing with various spatial and temporal scales of representations.

Skills, experience and qualifications

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI or related field or a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 7 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Experience in analyzing data from microarray experiments, Next Generation Sequencing experiments, longitudinal studies or health records;
  • Advanced programming skills in Python, R, Java, C++ or other programming languages;
  • Research excellence evidenced via a portfolio of substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge, research and development in the field of analysis of biomedical, genetic or similar data;
  • Significant research co-operations and collaborations;
  • Publications as a first or senior author;
  • Experience in conducting independent research, in relation to novel and/or complex ideas, which advances the research agenda, demonstrating ability for identifying research problems, opportunities, appropriate methodologies and approaches;
  • Vision, ambition, and passion for research, and a strong publication track record in top conferences and journals in the biomedical, Data Science, AI, ML, Computer Science and other relevant research fields;
  • Creative problem-solving skills to analyze and solve complex scientific and application domains problems;
  • Proven ability of building collaborative relationships internally, as well as at European and international level;
  • Experience in leading the execution of collaborative research projects in cooperation with colleagues and project partners and being capable of forming research consortia and ability to secure research funding;
  • A seasoned communicator able to present effectively the results and the broader implications and applications of their research to the research community and wider society;
  • Fluency in English is a must.

Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods;
  • Experience in utilizing HPC resources for performing large-scale computations;
  • Experience in development of multidimensional simulation data models;
  • Experience working with confidential and sensitive data for research;
  • Experience with large scale databases for data acquisition, ingestion and modelling.

How to apply

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant

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.

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information., please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
http://gate-coe.eu
e-mail:
tel.: 02/971 04 00

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Senior researchers (R3)

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:
Senior researchers (R3)

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

Closed

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 4 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 (Citi 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE Institute is looking for talented resеarchers for the following positions:

Senior researchers (R3)

Common responsibilities:

  • Conducts high-quality research in Big Data and AI;
  • Disseminates research findings, results and achievements within the research community, through publications and participation in academic conferences/journals;
  • Works with the Research Group Leader, to define new Master and PhD projects, helds interviews with candidates and co-supervise the students;
  • Understands application domain needs and devises possible solutions;
  • Plays a leading role in writing project proposals for internal and external research funding;
  • Builds effective collaborations with both GATE academic and industry partners at national and international level;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and keep up-to-date with latest Big Data and AI technology trends, is committed to professional development of his/her own career and acts as mentor for less experienced colleagues.

 One or more of the following responsibilities

  • Explores, proposes and validates new methodologies for engineering of Big Data and AI systems and Data Science projects;
  • Researches and develops Digital Twins and designs a Digital Twin platform for modeling, simulation and visualization;
  • Extends state-of-the-art standards and ontologies to cover GATE application themes and develop various data models of urban, transport, healthcare systems, etc.;
  • Proposes new solutions for storage and maintenance of Digital Twin models beyond the standard databases, dealing with various spatial and temporal scales of representations.

 Skills, experience and qualifications:

Essential

  • A PhD Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Information systems, Informatics, Data Science, AI or related field or a Master’s Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 7 years industry-based relevant research experience;
  • Research excellence evidenced via a portfolio of substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge, research and development in any of following fields, Software Engineering, related to Big Data and AI, Semantic interoperability, Data enrichment, Digital Twin modelling and simulations;
  • Significant research co-operations and collaborations;
  • Publications as a lead author;
  • Experience in conducting independent research, in relation to novel and/or complex ideas, which advances the research agenda, demonstrating ability for identifying research problems, opportunities, appropriate methodologies and approaches;
  • Vision, ambition, and passion for research, and a strong publication track record in top conferences and journals in Data Science, AI, Computer Science and other relevant research fields;
  • Creative problem-solving skills to analyze and solve complex scientific and application domains problems;
  • Proven ability of building collaborative relationships internally, as well as at European and international level;
  • Experience in leading the execution of collaborative research projects in cooperation with colleagues and project partners and being capable of forming research consortia and ability to secure research funding;
  • A seasoned communicator able to present effectively the results and the broader implications and applications of their research to the research community and wider society;
  • Fluency in English is a must.

 Experience with one or more of the following

  • Experience in Software Process Improvement (SPI);
  • Experience in development of multidimensional simulation data models;
  • Experience working with confidential and sensitive data for research;
  • Experience with large scale databases and APIs for data acquisition, ingestion and modeling.

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 employments and qualifications
  • A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education.
  • Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant

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.

Application deadline: 10th of  July 2020.

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
http://gate-coe.eu
e-mail:
tel.: 02/971 04 00

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Office Manager

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE is looking for а:
Office manager

Application deadline: 15th October 2020.

Closed

Office Manager at Big Data for Smart Society (GATE) Institute

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 4 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 (Citi 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

With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE CoE is looking for а:

Office manager

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the schedule of the Director and arranging key meetings and appointments;
  • Managing bookings for travel and accommodation arrangements for the Director and the Institute’s staff;
  • Takes meeting minutes and writes letters/correspondence;
  • Serves as a contact point for all callers and visitors at the Institute, efficiently handling calls and passing on messages, meeting and greeting visitors;
  • Researches, gathers and analyzes information to prepare timely reports, papers and presentations;.
  • Manages the incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  • Creates and maintains efficient data management and filing systems;
  • Ensures effective organization of meetings and other events;
  • Assists the Director with the management of accounting and administrative documents;
  • Liaises with the Finance and Administration function, assisting with suppliers and invoicing.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • High school or university degree in Business Administration or a related field;
  • Experience and/or willingness for career development as office manager or personal management assistant;
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven with high attention to detail;
  • Positive personality with excellent administrative service to both internal team members and external contacts;
  • Willing to work with a small effective team and deliver within short deadlines;
  • Еxcellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
  • Punctuality and professionalism;

Our offer:

  • Work in an innovative, multicultural environment, with opportunities for acquisition of diverse experience and professional development;
  • Upon the move to the new premises of GATE – modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • Competitive working conditions and salary commensurating with your skills and experience.

How to apply

То apply for this position, please send the following documents to  :

  1. Application (free text) addressed to the Director of the GATE Institute;
  2. CV;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Copy of diploma for higher education;
  5. Copies of diplomas, certificates and other documents, associated with acquired qualifications;

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.
  2. Till 17.07.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE
e-mail:
Tel.: 02/971 04 00

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: 10 July 2020.

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Application administrator  

With respect to its intensive development in 2020, GATE is looking for:

Application administrator

Application deadline: 15th  October 2020, or until the suitable candidates have been recruited.

Closed

 

Responsibilities:

Application and user support:

  • Provide installations, setup, maintenance and support for various web, desktop, mobile, and cloud-hosted applications within GATE ICT environment.
  • Assist data warehouses and run ad-hoc reports and queries as reporting needs arise and analyze data for accuracy/consistency.
  • Monitor error logs, system usage, usage trends, identify and report issues, make recommendations for possible process improvement.
  • Maintain application documentation that is user friendly, detailed and precise.

Deployment and maintenance:

  • Deploy applications to several servers across multiple environments and maintain consistency across all environments.
  • Implement the appropriate software release tools and processes to ensure accurate and repeatable releases.
  • Work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders in other functional areas to support changes of varying size, complexity, and duration.

 

Professional skills, experience and qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent combination of skills, experience and education.
  • Experience in configuration and deployment of Microsoft IIS/.Net or open source applications.
  • Experience in software change/release management where software releases are deployed to multiple environments as well as public-facing websites.
  • Experience with .Net or other deployment automation tools, business intelligence software.
  • Familiarity with Windows Based Operating Systems, Windows Server including IIS, MS SQL, SQL Server, Transact-SQL.
  • Thorough understanding of system and application development life cycle and large-scale software implementation methodologies.
  • Experience with scripting tools such as PowerShell is s a plus, as well as experience with or knowledge of programming languages and operating systems; current equipment and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, system performance-monitoring tools, active directories, virtualization, HTTP traffic, content delivery, and caching.
  • Experience in projects for application design and integration, and cloud computing.
  • Expertise in creating, analyzing, and repairing distributed systems with strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to the delivery of excellent customer service.
  • Analytical personality with attention to detail, creative and efficient in analyzing and solving complex IT problems.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change combined with the ability to work accurately and methodically.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in Bulgarian and  English.
  • Enthusiasm about emerging technology and innovation.
  • High integrity, honesty and ethical standards.

 

Our offer:

  • Work on advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs.
  • Numerous opportunities for international collaboration, knowledge exchange and further professional development.
  • Upon the move to the new GATE premises – a modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity.
  • Attractive remuneration matching your responsibilities, professional skills and experience.

 

How to apply

To apply for these positions, please send to :

  • CV detailing previous employments, qualifications, and achievements.
  • Motivation letter where you:

–           Introduce yourself

–           Describe your personal and professional skills

  • Relevant professional references.
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education, certificates of qualification

 

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: 15 th of October 2020, or until the suitable candidates have been recruited.

 

 

 

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