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Part-Time Work while doing your PhD

Is full time PhD employee allowed to Work outside?

post 11.Jan.2019, 10:00 AM
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I will start my PhD as a Employee at one of the University in Sweden soon. I guess this sort of PhD employment is a full-time job. However the company I had been working for have several suppliers and customers in Sweden and would like me to work part-time with them? This would mainly involve exchanging emails and Phone calls and I can do it remotely when I am based at University/ Home/ Lab. My concern is, Is it even legal to take up part-time job when I am a Full Time PhD employee at the University?

Would really appreciate your feedback.
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post 11.Jan.2019, 10:30 AM
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Joined: 9.Jul.2006

Most universities do not like PhD students undertaking external work that does not go through them. Check your contract, that will tell you.

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Case officer
post 11.Jan.2019, 11:48 AM
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Joined: 25.Jul.2012

If your work permit is restricted to a specific employer you can not work for somebody else.
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yet another brit
post 13.Jan.2019, 09:25 PM
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Most default contracts (which would be the same for a PhD position as anyone else) don't allow you to work for anyone else without the permission of your main employer. This would be irrespective of a work permit. On the other hand, many people do...
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