Clinical Chemistry and Laboratorical Medicine

Region Östergötland is the main health care provider in Östergötland county with approximately 14000 employees, 11600 of which in healthcare. Three hospitals and 43 primary care centres are available for the general population, as well as 40 public dental clinics. The university hospital in Linköping serves the south-eastern part of Sweden with 1.2 million inhabitants.

Our mission is to provide excellent care to all our inhabitants. We collaborate closely with Linköping University, one of Sweden´s leading research institutes in healthcare, life science and education. Both Region Östergötland and Linköping University are top ranking in the national level of education and as providers of health care. Our departments offer good opportunities for your professional development.

The region offers a broad range of leisure activities with a stunning countryside, rivers, lakes and the Baltic Sea, as well as a rich cultural life. Here you find direct connections to the cities of Stockholm, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, and four international airports within one hour of travel.

Clinical chemistry is a countywide, accredited university healthcare unit within the Diagnostic center at the county of Östergötland in the south-east of Sweden.

The department bears the medical responsibility for a wide range of analyzes within specialized medical diagnostics performed at the county's three hospital laboratories as well as at patient-near laboratories at the majority of the county's health care centers and at point-of-care units within the hospitals' care departments. The clinic is also responsible for a large range of self-test instruments within the entire county. Our mission also includes a close dialogue with clinical specialties regarding investigations, diagnostics and treatment follow-up within Clinical chemistry, a field in constant development. Our staff consists of long-term trained employees where the medical team today consists of five senior doctors/consultants and three resident doctors who are also responsible for teaching as well as research and development.

Job description

Within the department's area of responsibility, not only a large number of automated routine analyzes are performed, but also highly specialized analyzes using chromatography, mass spectrometry, molecular biology and flow cytometric techniques. In addition, clinical and research consultancy activities are carried out with other departments within the county as well as nationally and internationally. The employees also teach on several educational programs in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University and conduct active research activities linked to the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences.

During the residency, you will be trained under supervision in the following tasks with the aim of gradually being able to perform them independently:
-    Monitor and be responsible for quality and method validation in the relevant area.
-    Monitor the development within the field and to ensure that the range of available analyzes corresponds to the medical need and is updated according to current recommendation.
-    Contribute with medical expertise in connection with procurements regarding new products within the field of Clinical Chemistry.
-    Participate in operational planning in order to create medical safety routines and instructions at the different laboratory units.
-    Conduct a constant dialogue with clinical doctors and referring physicians and to design written information concerning new routine or analyzes.
-    Create and provide sufficient support to referring physicians regarding pre-analytic and post-analytic management in order to optimize test utilization.
-    Format test reports and provide interpretations for specific analyzes or requisitions.
-    Participate in the training of students and staff.

As a resident physician you participate in on-call work 08-17, weekdays. There is an opportunity to participate in or conduct your own research.


Registered medical license within the EU/EEA.
Experience in teaching and research as well as previous clinical service in the specialty area is meritorious.
Basic computer skills.
English and Swedish language skills.

Personal characteristics

We will place great emphasis on your personal qualities, but we are looking for you who:
-    Have a professional medical approach
-    Have a personal maturity and is confident in yourself
-    Are structured and quality conscious
-    Are responsible and has the ability to prioritize
-    Enjoy working in a team and has good collaboration skills
-    Have good communication skills towards patients, colleagues and employees
-    Have an interest in research and development 
-    Have an interest in pedagogics and teaching

Terms of employment

Before moving to Sweden you need to reach a certain level in the Swedish language and have your medical training recognized by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

The employment will start with a trial period, combined with further language studies. If the trial period will be proved satisfactory and you demonstrate required skills recognized by the County Council of Östergötland, it will automatically turn into a permanent employment.

All contracts follow local and national collective agreements. Salary is set individually depending on your qualification and experience.

Support during recruitment process

You will receive continuous information and support from the International Office in Region Östergötland, regarding relocation, establishment and language education.

If you are an EU/EEA citizen you may be eligible for support from EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme, an EU mobility scheme with the aim to increase mobility of workers and match those to employers with shortages in EU.

You are welcome to read more about your employee benefits here.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Upon agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Linköping
County Östergötlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/564
  • Operations manager, Elisabeth Aardal,
Published 06.Mar.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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