BIO Postdoc Network

The Chalmers BIO postdoc network serves as a platform for postdocs in the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering to make connections, share resources, and provide peer-support. The Network complements existing support structures within Chalmers and BIO for current and prospective postdocs.

The Network aims to:
  • Represent and support postdocs in BIO
  • Enhance the quality of the postdoc training and mentoring
  • Facilitate information exchange and promote social interaction among postdocs
  • Assist postdocs in professional development and networking

Useful information and links​

Below you can find the official channels for information on various issues. The Network has also compiled a  detaile​d manual on how postdocs in particular can navigate these issues, and more. You can also contact us to ask questions!

Immigration to Sweden

Unemployment and incom​​e insurance 


Parental leave and childc​are

Information from Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency)
See also:
More info from
Information about childcare from (click on “other languages”, then your preferred language)


Contact us if you need more info.

Postdoc grants​

The Chalmers Grant Office maintains a list of grants that students, postdocs, and researchers can apply for. The Grant Office also hosts regular seminars which you can check out here (requires CID to view).
Uppsala University's postdoc association also has a very good database for postdoc grant opportunities in Sweden. You can check out their database here

Additional res​​ources

Jobbsprån​get program​

Jobbsprånget is a program that runs in collaboration with Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish unemployment agency) and offers an opportunity to people new in Sweden to do a 4 months internship in different organizations around Sweden. The idea is that these people get introduced to the work culture in Swedish organizations, build a network and get integrated into the workforce. Arbetsförmedlingen covers the insurance and a basic stipend for the interns for 4 months. Interns do not have to write a thesis or a report. You as a postdoc can explore hiring an intern to help with your projects. 


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