Education in Chemistry

Lund University


Alumni are those who have previously studied, done research or worked at Lund University. As an alumni you can be part of Lund University's alumni network, which is a resource for your future career and where you can get engaged in activities for future students at Lund University. 

At the department of chemistry we would like to keep in touch with our alumni, to know where our students end up. When you have finished your education please get in touch with our student office when you get a job. If you want to get involved there are possibilities to participate in introduction days and other events to inspire our current students with what you are currently working with. 

The alumni network at Lund university

As an alumni you can join the alumni network at Lund University. It can help you keep in touch with contacts from your student days, you will get invited to lectures and other events and it provides the opportunity to get involved in events for future students. The network is a resource for you in your future career and it is possible to join already towards the end of your eductation before graduating. More information on the network and how to apply can be found on their webpage:

The alumni network at Lund university

Alumni survey at chemistry 2019

During 2019 a survey of the current occupation of alumni that graduated with a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry 2013-2017 was carried out. It included 95 students, out which it was possible to determine current occuptation for 81 of them. It showed that the majority fo those who study a bachelor's programme in chemistry go on to do a master's. Of those that went on to a master's 51% then started a PhD, 26% of which did so at Lund University. 

The job market is in Sweden often said to be good for chemists, something that was confirmed by this survey where 84% of those whose current occupation could be determined did something chemistry related, either further studies as a master's student or PhD, or work. Only 8 people were unemployed and of those 5 had been unemployed for less than 6 months. Those working with chemistry held the following positions: 

Laboratory engineerAkzoNobel
Development engineerAkzoNobel
Quality control analystAkzoNobel
Quality control analystGalenica
Pharmaceutical R&D scientistGalenica
Process engineer Silex microsystems
Product specialistVWR
Research scientist analytical developmentCamurus
ProcessteknikerPolyPeptide Group
Senior research scientistRed Glead Discovery
Sample coordinator chemistALS Scandinavia
Quality Control analystRechon life science AB
Synthesis specialistSelvita
Senior production plannerChemotechnique diagnostics
Process technicianPfizer
Analytical chemist, quality controlMcNeil AB
ResearcherHansa Biopharma AB
Quality control scientist Allergy Therapeutics
Research assistant in analytical biochemistryMedicon Village
Analytical chemistCambrex Karlskoga AB
Quality control analystBioglan AB
Development engineer R&DHöganäs AB
MicrobiologistSynlab analytics and services Sweden AB
Technical service and development engineerDow chemical company
Regulatory affairs expertHemoCue AB