Relocate to Gothenburg, Sweden

Are you moving to Gothenburg, or curious about what it is like to live and work here? Then this is the place for you.

About AstraZeneca in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is one of the most exciting places to be in the world for life science right now. Located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden, the region is home to more than 450 life science companies, including AstraZeneca. Today, our global R&D center in Gothenburg has more than 2,600 people from 50+ countries seamlessly working to unlock and deliver new scientific breakthroughs for patients.

On this page you will find a ’smorgasbord’ of information to help you understand what AstraZeneca in Gothenburg has to offer and a lot of practical advice about moving here. Please take the time and check it all out.

We hope that you will consider joining us in beautiful Gothenburg, where green spaces and a stunning coastline are never far away. Please visit our career page for the latest opportunities.


About AstraZeneca in Gothenburg

Why live and work in Sweden?

Sweden is known for its beautiful nature, but it is also known for its commitment to equal opportunity, human rights, and a balance between work and life.

As an employee of AstraZeneca and a resident of Sweden, you receive many unique benefits, including at least 32 days of annual leave per year, sick leave, free public health care, access to free public education, pension protection, and a generous amount of extended paid parental leave days. And did you know, as an international expert moving to Sweden you may be entitled to expert tax relief during your first five years in Sweden. Click here to learn more! 

You will also benefit from the cultural aspect of living and working in Sweden. One thing to know is that Swedes, famously, love their coffee culture. We have a Swedish tradition called  ‘fika.’ This is a time for colleagues or friends to get together for a warm cup of coffee or tea (and a tasty cinnamon bun or healthy treat) and take a moment during the day to meet and socialise.  We should probably mention that you will not be expected to speak Swedish during ‘fika, as Swedes are rated as number 2 in the world when it comes to English as a second language.  Since we have more than 50 nationalities  on site, the common language of communication at AstraZeneca Gothenburg is English.

Coming to Gothenburg is not at all what you expect, but so much better

Learn more about the people who relocated

and what it meant for them to move to Gothenburg