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Are you ready to move on to the next stage of your career? Join the Institute of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy - a major hub of health and medical research and education in Sweden. Here, you can continue your career as a researcher or postdoc - or develop new skills as a PhD-student in one of our outstanding research environments.

The Institute of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy covers broad areas of knowledge in medicine and health sciences. We conduct preclinical research, clinical research and studies at the population level - working side by side with health care providers.

Quick facts about us

What we offer

  • Close collaboration with health care providers
  • Well developed support and services for researchers
  • An international research environment and the opportunity to expand your network
  • Access to functional and advanced research infrastructure
  • Close connection between research and education

See available positions here

What is it like to work here?

A healthy work-life balance, better opportunities for research funding and support - plus everyone at work speaks English! These are some of the things our international researchers appreciate about being here.

I love it here, it’s a great place for both living and working! There are good services for researchers to help you with your applications and funding.

– Bright Nwaru, Associate Senior Lecturer at Krefting Research Centre for allergy and respiratory research. Read the interview here.

Build your career with us

Are you a PhD student, teacher or postdoc looking for international experience? Read more about the opportunitites to build your career at the Institute of Medicine.

At the Institute of Medicine, doctoral degrees are available in subjects ranging from allergology and osteoporosis to diabetology. We have nearly 300 PhD students engaged in doctoral studies, focusing on preclinical and clinical research projects.

We offer a stimulating and internationally oriented research and study environent where you as a PhD student gets the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of a scientific field of study and of research methodology. Our post doctoral education also emphasizes the importance of improving your scientific approach, ie. your ability to critically review, present and discuss research results.

PhD Courses

We offer a wide range of faculty PhD courses as well as the opportunity to apply for PhD courses at other Swedish universities.

Find PhD courses here

Grants and scholarships

For PhD students, there are many public and private foundations and donors to apply for. The Institute of Medicine also offers conference grants to promote international research collaboration and exchange of experience. Through the University of Gothenburg, you can can also apply for student exchange grants, as well as travel grants.

Read more about grants and scholarships here:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/scholarships-and-grants

Our PhD student environment also includes:

  • The Sahlgrenska Academy PhD Coach Network - an opportunity to receive personal coaching by a certified PhD coach and support in your professional development.
  • Research and career seminars as well as the annual PhD Day,  providing an opportunity to network. The events are organized by the Institute's Doctoral student committee. The Doctoral student committee at the Institute of Medicine strive to unite PhD students at the Institute and work for increased interactions and collaborations between PhD students.
  • Introduction Day for PhD students
  • A mentorship programme
  • Career and Network Development Platform - a PhD/postdoc network organized by Sahlgrenska Academy
  • English is spoken throughout the University of Gothenburg - something most of us here take for granted, but many of our international researchers appreciate!

Rights and obligations

In Sweden, PhD studies are securely governed by regulations. A doctoral education here is regulated through:

  • The Swedish Higher Education Act (1992:1434);
  • The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100)

The admission process

At Sahlgrenska Academy, there are wo separate admission processes for doctoral students; you can either apply for a doctoral positions with the University of Gothenburg as the employer, or you can apply for a doctoral position financed by an employer.

Job portal - PhD positions with the University of Gothenburg as your employer

Information about PhD positions through other employers (information on the PhD portal)

 

 

 

introduktionsdag för nyantagna doktorander

Sahlgrenska akademin har skapat Career and Network Development Platform som genomför månadsvisa träffar. Det är ett öppet nätverk för doktorander och postdocs som vill lära sig mer om karriärvägar, både inom och utanför akademin

Future faculty

More information about career opportunities

Sahlgrenska akademin har skapat Career and Network Development Platform som genomför månadsvisa träffar. Det är ett öppet nätverk för doktorander och postdocs som vill lära sig mer om karriärvägar, både inom och utanför akademin

More information about career opportunities

Photo: Malin Arnesson
Photo: Malin Arnesson

Discover your benefits

What are the benefits of working here? Find out more about benefits, insurance and the support we can offer you as a new employee.

The Institute of Medicine is a centrally located in Gothenburg, Campus Medicinareberget, which is easily accessible by public transport and close to both green recreational areas and vibrant city life.

As an employee at the University of Gothenburg have several benefits:

  • Work-life balance with flexible working hours 
  • 28-35 days of paid holiday
  • Parental allowance supplement
  • Keep-fit reimbursement
  • Keep-fit during the workday - 1 hour/week
  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Insurances and parental leave
  • Pension

More information about the the benefits and insurances at the University of Gothenburg

What we strive for

Our vision: "Research and teaching excellence in medicine and public health sciences, and close cooperation with health care"

In order to achieve our vision and goals, we work actively with .... To us us, equal opportunities as well as work-life-balance are important factors to build a successful and attractive work environment. Therefore, we are committed to actively working towards:

  • equal opportunities
  • gender equality and gender balance
  • sustainability
  • ... an interactive environment that enables younger researchers to establish themselves as successful independent scientists
  • (se arbetsordningen, hämta inspiration där...)

 

 

Photo: Malin Arnesson
Photo: Beatrice Törnros/Göteborg & Co

We help you get settled

Welcome Services offers information and assistance to international researchers, faculty, staff, and students in matters concerning the arrival to and their stay at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Assistance with housing
  • Pick-up service 
  • Welcome programme
  • Language café
  • Social events

Contact us

Any questions? Want to get in touch with our Heads of Department or principal investigators? See contact information below.

About the Department
The Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts research in several different areas, such as endocrinology, hematology, gastroenterology, hypertension, respiratory medicine and allergology, and clinical nutrition focusing on body composition and energy metabolism. The research is conducted in close collaboration with health care at both the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Mölndal Hospital.

Contact management

Contact principal investigators

More information
To Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition webpage

About the Department
The Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts translational research primarily on metabolism, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in order to improve health and healthcare in the community. The overall goal is to create an excellent translational research environment of a very high international standard.

Contact management

Contact principal investigators

More information
To Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine webpage

About the Department
At the Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, at the Institute of Medicine, the main research areas are inflammation and inflammatory diseases irrespective of whether they are caused by allergies, infections or are autoimmune diseases. The aim is to investigate the underpinning mechanisms behind the inflammation. Several of our researchers also work as senior consultants at the clinics at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, which is a great advantage especially for translational research.

Contact management

Contact principal investigators

More information
To Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation webpage

About the Department
The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts extensive education and research in global public health, general medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, social medicine, medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. We also conduct education and research within nutritional epidemiology, insurance medicine, innovation and utilization, health economics, biostatistics and register epidemiology.

Contact management

Contact principal investigators

More information
To School of Public Health and Community Medicine webpage