Analytical chemistry - Survey

As the oldest and one of the largest divisions of the Swedish Chemical Society, the Division of Analytical Chemistry, with its 360 active members, has a very exciting future. Both the pharmaceutical industry and parts of the biotech industry have undergone recent difficult/challenging development, and in parallel analytical chemistry is reaching achievements in completely new areas. At the same time, the research characteristic of analytical chemistry has changed over time. Currently, instrument development is largely driven by instrument manufacturers, and research in analytical chemistry mainly concerns method development and applications. With this questionnaire we wish to create a picture of the state of analytical chemistry in Sweden in 2019 in both academia and industry, and gain knowledge of the members we have in the Division of Analytical Chemistry. Who are we? What work tasks do we have? Do we need more trained analytical chemists? Do we train analytical chemists with the “right” skills for the current and future needs of industry and the community? How much and what do we teach in basic education in analytical chemistry? Are we looking for external research funds, and how do we succeed in this?

We hope that with this questionnaire we can get answers to some questions. The results of this survey will be summarized in the form of a report that will be made available. The questionnaire is completely anonymous, but for those who want, you can fill in contact information and thus enable follow-up questions. The summary report will also be completely anonymous. The survey and storage of any personal data will follow the GDPR rules.

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Analytical chemistry, survey

General questions

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I work today with an activity that is linked to analytical chemistry
I do not work with analytical chemistry but I am a member of the Division of analytical chemistry since I am interested in the subject


Highest accademic education


Please look over the list of techniques you work with or have worked with for the past 5 years. Refers to both practical lab work and for example, tutoring, planning and project management, but the technology should be available at your workplace or something that you work with.
What are your most common tasks?
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Do you have a picture of the recruitment situation for analytical chemists in your workplace?

For those active at universities and research institutes

Are you a research leader?

If you are a research leader: please describe the composition of your group?

Is part of your job to look for research funds?
From which financiers do you apply for funding?
If you receive external research funding, about how large is your turnover of external funds per year?
If you are looking for external research funding; what kind of research?
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Are you teaching at universities/colleges

For those teaching at universities/colleges

If you teach basic education in analytical chemistry, about how much of your working time is spent teaching?
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What techniques do you teach?
Do you teach/supervise doctoral education?
About how many MSc students are examined in analytical chemistry per year at your university/college?
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Swedish Chemical Society, the Division of analytical Chemistry

Contact information (Optional)

If you want to answer any follow-up questions, please state your name and contact details
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