Nuclear medicine physician to Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Published on: November 2, 2022

Description of department:

Are you the colleague we are looking for to become the new member of our competent and enthusiastic team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital?

Take the opportunity to the next step in your professional career as a Nuclear Medicine Physician and come to Gothenburg, with all the possibilities that an university hospital can offer. Do you want to specialize further in PET imaging, nuclear cardiology, or paediatric nuclear medicine? Do you want to take part in clinical research? We are actively developing new working methods and perform research in several areas, including dosimetry and imaging with radionuclide therapies, multimodality cardiac imaging and imaging of neurodegenerative diseases.

The University Hospital has several highly specialized national assignments e.g. within transplantation, cardiac surgery and neuroendocrine tumours. Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital and its dedicated paediatric Nuclear Medicine section is also part of the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and we are performing research as well as providing education in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg.

The section of Nuclear Medicine is part of the Department of Clinical Physiology. The department of Clinical Physiology is one of the largest in Sweden with around 200 employees, of whom, approximately 30 colleagues are medical specialists/consultants and 10 residents. At the section of Nuclear Medicine, we perform advanced medical imaging with modern techniques and strive for high patient safety and image quality. We currently have 6 medical specialists/consultants and 4 residents. We have a flat hierarchy, and think it is important to have a good working environment with lively discussions, humour, time for a cup of coffee (or tea), and constructive feedback.

We have several SPECT/CT cameras, a heart dedicated camera, 3 PET/CT cameras (a fourth will be installed early in 2023) and a PET/MR camera. Sahlgrenska University Hospital has a cyclotron and produces several tracers.

We perform over 4000 PET/CT scans annually (F-18-FDG, Ga-68-DOTATOC,

Ga-68-PSMA-11 and F-18-FET are currently used clinically). Soon we will be able to perform O-15-water PET for myocardial perfusion and F-18-PSMA-1007 PET for prostate cancer. Moreover, we perform over 4500 gamma camera procedures, including bone scans, myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, renal scintigraphy, lung ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy, thyroid scintigraphy, and parathyroid scintigraphy, but we also operate many other types of scintigraphy.

Job description:

You will be working with diagnostic nuclear medicine at two different locations in Gothenburg. There are possibilities for discussion and collaboration with your colleagues throughout the day. We stimulate taking responsibility for the development of our clinical routines, and we have adopted a positive attitude towards combining clinical work and research. Nuclear medicine currently does not include any night or weekend shifts.

You will take part in multidisciplinary rounds and provide education to technologists, residents, other physicians, and students on a regular base.


You are a Nuclear Medicine Physician (or have a similar education) and should be eligible to register as such with the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden (“Socialstyrelsen”).

You should be willing to work in Gothenburg for at least a couple of years.

You can make decisions on your own, but you may also like to discuss cases and situations with your colleagues and take part in improving our clinical routines.

You have a positive working attitude and are willing to spread this to your colleagues at the department.

You are willing to assist your colleagues if needed.

Swedish language skills is not a prerequisite for applying to this position, however Swedish is required to be able to work as a consultant. Swedish language courses are provided by the hospital, both before and after arriving in Sweden. It is very important that you fit in our team. We highly appreciate good experience in research.

Our offer:

We offer a permanent position after a probation period of 6 months. A regular working week consists of 40 hours.

We offer a broad range of nuclear medicine and a possibility to specialize in a specific area without losing your broad competence.

We offer help with finding housing and help with finding work for relatives who are moving here together with you.

The hospital offers language courses (if necessary), partly before moving to Sweden and partly after moving. The hospital also offers courses in introduction to the Swedish health care system.

Your salary will be determined by your previous experience.

Why move to Gothenburg?

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, with a rich history and many cultural events. It is located next to the sea which presents countless possibilities to explore the archipelago by boat. Nature is also on the doorstep of the city with lush forests and many lakes which invite to walking tours, horse riding, kayaking etc. Nice ski resorts are located within 5 hours by car.

Sweden is a large country with few inhabitants. It offers quietness, space and an amazing nature. A good balance between private life and work is regarded as essential. The social welfare in Sweden is highly developed which allows for

low costs of childcare and health care, schools free of charge and extensive possibilities for parental leave, among other benefits. Social responsibility, diversity and environmental consciousness are highly valued in the Swedish society.

How to proceed?

We first would like to receive your application including an “up to date” curriculum vitae. We will then contact you, and let you know if we are interested in booking an online interview with you as the next step. If everything seems fine, we will then invite you to come over for an interview at our hospital and a tour across our departments and the city. You may want to stay a few days longer to see how we are working and to meet the team of physicians.

If you have any questions before sending in your application, don’t hesitate to contact Jesús López (head of the section for Nuclear Medicine, for Spanish or English), Martijn van Essen (for Dutch or English), Anna Dudás (for Hungarian or English) or Pablo Borrelli (for Portuguese, Spanish or English).

Jesús López – e-mail: Martijn van Essen – e-mail: Anna Dudás – e-mail:

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