Postdoc – an employment position based on collective agreement
The collective agreement allows fixed-term employment as a postdoc. These positions are advertised and are normally full time for two years. The position may be extended if there are special reasons such as absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical service, trade union assignment or other similar circumstances.
Postdoc in the collective agreement means a person employed mainly for research who has already obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate. The doctorate must have been awarded within three years of the application deadline, unless there are special reasons otherwise.
If you are employed on this fixed-term contract, the terms Collective Agreement Postdoctoral or Central Collective Agreement are often stated in your contract. Aside from the grounds for fixed-term employment, these appointments are subject to the regulations stipulated in the Employment Security Act.
Read the collective agreement and negotiation records here (in Swedish).