Are chemistry doctorates paid decently at German universities? Or do they shimmy from one six-month contract to the next? Are there enough state or third-party funding agencies or scholarships? Is it an exception that the position or the scholarship has already expired and doctoral students complete their doctorate "on unemployment benefits" or is that the rule now? Do they live off their parents or even on Hartz IV? Do they have to work waitresses on the side to make ends meet?
The GDCh investigated these questions in 2016 and surveyed doctoral candidates with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry , etc. between the ages of 24 and 33 who were doing their doctorate in Germany at the time of the survey.
The detailed evaluation of the survey was published in the October 2016 issue of the Nachrichten aus der Chemie from page 1012 and is published in the Wiley Online library.
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