Early Career Chemists’ (ECCs) Survey – Challenges, needs and opportunities

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What we are doing

Two years ago, a group of chemical scientists came together with a vision to unite science communities from across the Commonwealth nations with a focus on areas of commonality and collaboration, a vision of one voice and equality for all and to highlight the importance of chemical sciences in contributing to solving global challenges.  As a result Commonwealth Chemistry – the Federation of Chemical Sciences Societies - was born. Two years later it has appointed an Executive Board and elected its first President Elect, Dr Vicki Gardiner. It has set out its aims and goals and a formed a strategy to meet these: to be an inclusive community and voice for the chemical sciences community on global issues; to support the chemistry community and encourage collaboration and sharing of best practice to benefit all; and to promote excellence in the chemical sciences across the Commonwealth nations in education and practice.

How you can help

Commonwealth Chemistry, with support from the Royal Society of Chemistry, is launching a survey for early career chemists (those within 10 years of completing their most recent degree excluding career breaks) across the Commonwealth, and is encouraging you to share your views by completing it and in turn influencing the future plans and actions by Commonwealth Chemistry. The results will be discussed at the Commonwealth Chemistry Executive Board and you are encouraged to answer the questions as transparently as possible so that the results are truly representative of your experiences as a chemist in your nation.

This survey should take around 20 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time.

Your privacy

Your data and responses will not be shared with any third parties under any circumstances, and will be dealt with in accordance with the MRS Code of Conduct. For more information please see our Privacy Statement.

Please contact insights@rsc.org if you have any questions about the survey.