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AstraZeneca in Sweden

At AstraZeneca in Sweden we’ll make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you. To do this, we’ve created a great international working environment that’s full of world-class talent, and opportunities for collaboration and innovation. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science and production to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

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These are exciting times for AstraZeneca in Sweden. Right now, around 6,600 employees are divided between our research centre in Gothenburg and our production site in Södertälje, near Stockholm. Our Gothenburg site is one of our three global strategic research centres focusing mainly on Respiratory and Autoimmunity Diseases, and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. Meanwhile, Sweden Operations at Södertälje is our largest global production and supply site.



Our stunning campus in Gothenburg is one of AstraZeneca’s three strategic science centres. The site is home to over 2,500 employees, from 50 different nationalities. Gothenburg includes the complete range of functions, and as such offers plenty of development opportunities for a wide range of professionals. Our science teams in Gothenburg collaborate with academic and industry partners in Sweden and globally. And the site itself has been designed with collaboration in mind. From the Coffee Lab to exercise areas, we’ve created a series of environments where innovation can happen.

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Södertälje, Stockholm

Södertälje, Stockholm

Södertälje is currently home to AstraZeneca’s largest global manufacturing facility, employing around 3,500. From the two big production sites located here we handle the whole process, from the chemical production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, to formulation, filling/tabletting, packing and providing them to our customers. Our production teams collaborate with academic as well as industry partners in Sweden and abroad, among them The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Scania. 

The medicines delivered from Sweden Operations account for approximately 35% of AstraZeneca’s total sales value.

We’re also currently investing around $299million in a new high-tech facility for manufacturing of biological medicines. By locating the new manufacturing plant here, we will combine our expertise in biologics with the well-established culture of operational excellence that exists within the Sweden Operations unit. 

Södertälje is also the headquarters of AstraZeneca’s Nordic-Baltic marketing company, and also hosts a number of global enabling functions. In total the site in Södertälje has 4,100 employees.

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Development, benefits and rewards

Training and development

Whether you are driven by deeper studies in a certain field or wish to broaden your competency in several different areas, we encourage self-improvement through a challenging working and learning environment.

Rewards and work-life balance

Our culture is based on high performance, where every person adds value for customers and shareholders and understands the link between their contribution and our business’ success. We appreciate the importance of recognising individual needs and supporting work-life balance. New reward and benefits schemes are constantly devised to meet changing needs around individual choice and flexibility.

Holidays and leave

We offer 32 days’ vacation and you can buy more holidays using our flexible benefit system. Our policy for parental leave is also generous.

Health and fitness

We believe a healthy work environment leads to healthier levels of productivity. All AstraZeneca sites offer free employee access to exercise and healthcare facilities, in addition to activities and programs to promote health, well-being, motivation and job satisfaction.

Flexible benefits

At AstraZeneca, you have the freedom to choose. Select from benefits that add the most value to your quality of life – everything from a company car and housing mortgage loan to domestic services and holiday accommodation can be financed through your gross-net salary.

Pensions, insurance and incentives

We value the energy created by happy, healthy and secure employees. Through ITP and ITPK Contracted Pension Rights, AstraZeneca pays into the system for each employee. You can also join various group insurance plans paid through monthly deductions. This includes life, accident and specialist care insurance. In addition we have a yearly bonus plan for all our employees.

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Students and graduates

Start a career that will help improve life for millions. Take on real responsibility in a supportive, dynamic environment that's fuelled by innovation. Work with brilliant minds to solve important problems.



If you’ve completed your degree, you’ll find AstraZeneca is packed with career opportunities, where learning, growing and meeting exciting challenges are everyday events. There are also many pharmaceutical career paths and programmes available to you in many locations across the globe.

Post Doctorate

Post Doctorate

Postdoctoral scientists will have the opportunity to conduct independent cutting-edge work in state-of-the-art laboratories while learning and interacting with other AstraZeneca scientists.


For temporary and contractor jobs in the Sweden please visit our dedicated site using the link below.
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