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Bookkeeping/ Administration Assistant

Gothenburg, Sweden

Are you experienced in bookkeeping and administration? Do you enjoy structure in your work and seek to optimize it, while taking on a variety of tasks? Is it important for you to be a part of a company that works with science that can impact people’s lives? If you said yes to all this, then please keep reading.

Pretzel Therapeutics is a biotechnology company headquartered in Boston, USA. Since 2021, we have also been operating in Gothenburg, where we currently have 15 employees. At Pretzel Therapeutics, we are working to develop new therapies for mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are important cellular organelles found in almost all cell types throughout the body, which convert the food we eat into usable energy. Mitochondrial disfunction is involved in more than 50 diseases, including a group of genetic diseases that can affect individuals of all ages. Mitochondrial dysfunction also plays an important role in more common diseases, including aging-related diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson’s.

Key responsibilities

Your main role is to support the Operational Manager in the daily operations for the team, our labs, and offices. This will include routine administrative support for the scientific team based in Sweden as well as for visiting members of the leadership team.

The second part is to perform accounting duties. You should have a financial background with knowledge in:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts receivable
  • Supplier ledger
  • Expense report
  • Payroll management, including sick days, expenses, holidays etc
  • Declaration of taxes, VAT, and employment fees
  • Working in Fortnox

Who are you?

This position will require the right amount of balance between commitment, motivation, and patience.  The ideal candidate will be able to successfully demonstrate excellent organizational skills and an eye for details, as you will be supporting in a variety of tasks.

 We would like you to have:

  • Relevant education and experience within bookkeeping and administration in a supportive role
  • Ability to show adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take ownership and engagement in the work
  • Integrity, credibility, and maturity to handle sensitive and confidential situations with diplomacy
  • Driven, proactive and able to work autonomously with little supervision towards the company’s purpose
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with people at all the levels of the organization and across all functions
  • Ability to represent the company competently and professionally

Fluent communication in English (both verbal and written) is necessary as you will work in a multicultural environment within a global company. Various technical aids are important work tools in this role and the requirement for daily delivery means that you must be confident working with computers and systems.

What can Pretzel Therapeutics offer?

Pretzel offers a market competitive salary, vacation, occupational pension, and private health insurance.

Our growing team is committed to building the world’s leading platform to develop therapeutics harnessing the intricacies of mitochondrial biology. Pretzel’s culture fosters a work environment built on respect, integrity, quality, and, of course, fun! Since its inception, Pretzel Therapeutics has grown to more than 30 employees located in Sweden and the USA. We also work in close cooperation with collaborators and service providers in countries all over the world. Pretzel Therapeutics is growing rapidly, and we hope that you will join us on this exciting journey and experience a sharing, caring, creative workplace where you can make a difference.

The position is in Gothenburg University but will next year move to GoCo Life Science hub.

All applications will be processed on an ongoing basis and the position can be filled before the application deadline, which is why we ask you to apply as soon as possible.

You are welcome to submit your application by sending your CV and cover letter to

Questions about the position can be put to Nuha Svensson


Pretzel Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status.

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