European Commission Joint Research Centre: Employment Survey for European chemists and chemical engineers

This survey will provide details about the current employment situation for chemists and chemical engineers across Europe and about required consequences for the post-secondary educational system. It is open to all chemists and chemical engineers in Europe. Your participation will contribute to the acquisition of quantitative data about job market needs, thus facilitate successful careers for the graduates.

This survey has been commissioned by the European Commission JRC and is supported by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) and by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). It is executed by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA) and by the European Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Educational Network (EC2E2N).

No personal data will be disclosed. All your responses will be made anonymous. Your e-mail address is only required to protect the survey from spoiling.

If you want to receive evaluation results of this employment survey – including salary information - by e-mail to the address submitted on page 1, please tick the corresponding box in the questionnaire.

This questionnaire is available in all national languages of the participating bodies. You may freely choose your preferred language BEFORE starting this questionnaire. In order to avoid incompatibility between various national terms (programmes, certificates, degrees) we use international classification (UNESCO, EU).

If you have any questions regarding this questionnaire, please contact your National coordinator (UK) here


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Deadline of this survey December 31th, 2013.

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Gender:*   male female

Age:* 

Are you presently working in your native country?* yes no
    If no: What is your residence status in your country of employment? *    if other : 

I am currently working in the country:*

My e-mail address is (only valid addresses accepted):*
ex-mark No personal data have been disclosed. All your responses will be made anonymous. Your e-mail address is only required to protect the survey from spoiling.

I want to receive evaluation results of this employment survey by e-mail to the address submitted on page "Personal":*  yes no



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What is the highest scientific/technical qualification you have acquired?*  
   if other: 

I received my highest scientific/technical qualification in this chemical discipline:*  

For chemists:
I received my highest scientific/technical
qualification in this chemical sub-discipline:
   if other: 
For engineers:
I received my highest scientific/technical
qualification in this chemical sub-discipline:
   if other: 



Country/countries, where my post-secondary education was acquired (please enter all acquired levels):
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if other: 

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For other post-secondary qualification, please enter/type level, field, year:
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[ YOUR FIRST JOB ]
Did you find your first job within 3 months after you acquired your degree? *   yes no

   If no:    How much time did you need to find your first job after you acquired your degree?   years:   months:

What kind of a contract did you have for your first job?       if other: 

[ YOUR CURRENT STATUS ]
What is your current employment status?*  
   If not employed, since when?*   (years)      (months)

What kind of a contract do you currently have?*      if other: 

[ YOUR SECTOR ]
To which sector does your employer belong?*      if other: 


In which sectors were you employed during your career?
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Which chemical discipline is dominant in your current professional activity?*  

How would you describe the correspondence between your education (without further training) and your current job profile?  
My job..*  

    .. is related to my field
    .. commensurates with my training
    .. is challenging
    .. fits to what I expected when I began my studies 



In which field is your current job function?*      if other: 


Are you in a management position?* yes no


Are you involved in recruiting new staff?* yes no
if yes: Do you find it difficult to find suitable/qualified people?* yes no

if yes: Indicate in which area and at which professional level
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if other:
 
   
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Did you participate in continuing education and obtained another certificate/degree (in previous or present employment, includes vocational studies)?*   yes no
If yes: How much time did you spent in total in continuing education?*
FULL-TIME   years:    months:
PART-TIME  years:   months:

In which field(s) did you acquire past or ongoing continuing education?*  
Please select all that apply

 Chemistry  Physics  Biology  Mathematics  Informatics  Biotechnology  Nanotechnology  Material science  Electrical engineering  Mechanical engineering  Environmental sciences  Life science  Medicine  Education  Business, management  Law  Arts  Humanities  Social sciences

if other: 

  
What skills did you acquire during your continuing education? *  
Please select all that apply

Hard Skills Legislative   Regulatory knowledge (environmental / safety / labour / contracting)   Language   e-skills

Marketing Skills Technical knowledge   Product knowledge   Product development

Social Skills Team working skills   Social perceptiveness (listening / understanding)   Communication   Networking   Intercultural

Problem-solving Skills Analytical skills   Interdisciplinary   Initiative   Multi-skilling   Creativity

Self management Planning   Stress and time management   Flexibility   Multi-tasking

Management skills Strategic & visionary   Coaching and team building   Change management   Project management   Process optimizing   Quality management   People skills crucial for collegial management style

Entrepreneurial skills Supplier and customer relationship / understanding   Business understanding   Trend setting / trend spotting

Have you received any education or training on entrepreneurial skills?*   yes no
Please select all that apply
   if yes, when?*
                        during your university studies
                        in continuing education
                         if other: 


What type of additional qualification would have helped you to find a job more easily?  
Please select all that apply

 Chemistry  Physics  Biology  Mathematics  Informatics  Biotechnology  Nanotechnology  Material science  Electrical engineering  Mechanical engineering  Environmental sciences  Life science  Medicine  Education  Business, management  Law  Arts  Humanities  Social sciences

if other: 

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How many years of experience did you acquire since you completed your education (without further training)? 

What is your annual gross salary including all bonuses?  €        continue (Click on the currency icon to convert your currency to euro with the European Central Bank currency converter, if needed)

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If you work in industry, to which sector does your employer belong (according to the EU nomenclature):  

My employer belongs to:  

My employer started as university spin-off:  yes no

Which is the most important geographical market for your company?  

Do you have a R&D department in your company? yes no

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