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. New members of the Committee for Development Research

    The Swedish Research Council’s Board has appointed new members to the Swedish Research Council’s Committee for Development Research for the period 2022–2024.

  2. Katarina Bjelke to be the new Director General of the Swedish Research Council

    Katarina Bjelke will be taking over as Director General of the Swedish Research Council after Sven Stafström. This was announced by the Government today, Thursday 2 June. Katarina Bjelke will take up her new position on 15 September.

  3. The Swedish Research Council is moving to a new address

    We are now starting the move to our new office at Hanverkargatan 11B in Stockholm. We will still be located in the centre – from the Central Station, it is a 10 minute walk to the new office.