Work for a wiser world

Are you interested in research and social issues, and want to work with something meaningful? The Swedish Research Council creates preconditions for research of the highest scientific quality. Together, we are working for a wiser world.

Why you will enjoy working for us

Meaningful work

You will be contributing to our important mandates, such as funding research, giving advice to the Government on research policy issues, increasing understanding of the importance of research, and ensuring Sweden’s researchers have access to the research infrastructure and the digital services that they need. Several of us are also working with international issues.

Good work environment

We regard a good balance between work and leisure as essential, and managers and staff work closely together. As an employee, you have lots of freedom to arrange your working hours, based on your own needs and those of our operation. You will also receive a generous wellness allowance, and time every week for health-promoting activities of your choice.

Considerate colleagues

Our collegiality is characterised by engagement and consideration for each other. We have an open collaboration climate, and an inclusive culture. Enjoying your time at work is also important. For example, we have our own choir (Marie Körie).

Around 250 persons work for us, at offices located centrally in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We also have an office in Brussels together with Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency.

Good benefits

There are many benefits of working for the government. Benefits such as flexible working hours, extra parental allowance and wellness allowance are just a few. Read more about our benefits.


  1. – for news and communication about research publishes news about research from Swedish universities, research institutes, and research organisations. The Swedish Research Council coordinates the development of, and the editorial team is based at our offices.

  2. New research collaboration with USA on 6G, quantum technology, AI and other areas

    The Swedish Research Council and Vinnova have signed a five year declaration of intent with the US National Science Foundation (NSF), which will facilitate research and innovation collaborations between Sweden and USA.

  3. Agreements completed with four publishers of open access journals

    Last autumn, the Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte, and Vinnova made a focus decision to fund publishing using publishers that only produce journals with full open access. Agreements have now been entered into with four publishers.