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.
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:
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:
|Quality control analyst||AkzoNobel|
|Quality control analyst||Galenica|
|Pharmaceutical R&D scientist||Galenica|
|Process engineer||Silex microsystems|
|Research scientist analytical development||Camurus|
|Senior research scientist||Red Glead Discovery|
|Sample coordinator chemist||ALS Scandinavia|
|Quality Control analyst||Rechon life science AB|
|Senior production planner||Chemotechnique diagnostics|
|Analytical chemist, quality control||McNeil AB|
|Researcher||Hansa Biopharma AB|
|Quality control scientist||Allergy Therapeutics|
|Research assistant in analytical biochemistry||Medicon Village|
|Analytical chemist||Cambrex Karlskoga AB|
|Quality control analyst||Bioglan AB|
|Development engineer R&D||Höganäs AB|
|Microbiologist||Synlab analytics and services Sweden AB|
|Technical service and development engineer||Dow chemical company|
|Regulatory affairs expert||HemoCue AB|