unemployed and job seekers

Special benefits for unemployed members

(Proof of the employment agency required)

Free membership

Unemployed GDCh members do not pay a membership fee in the first year of unemployment. Thereafter, a reduced membership fee of EUR 30.00 per year will be charged.


Reduced participation fees for conferences

Unemployed GDCh members pay reduced participation fees for most of the annual meetings of the specialist groups and for the GDCh Science Forum for Chemistry. more

Free places for further training courses

Depending on availability, a limited number of free places for GDCh training courses will be allocated. There is no legal entitlement to a free place.


Reduced participation fees for application workshops

The GDCh career service offers reduced participation fees for application workshops. more

Financial help in emergencies

In individual cases, members can be granted financial support in emergencies. There is no legal entitlement to this support. more

Funding measures for graduates

Unemployed graduates benefit from travel allowances for advanced training events organized by the GDCh and DECHEMA. In addition, grants for printing costs and application costs can be granted after completing the doctorate. more

Special services for members looking for a job

(whether currently unemployed, in a temporary or permanent position)

GDCh application workshops

The GDCh's career service offers all job-seeking members special application workshops. more

Job boards

Various job exchanges offer members seeking a job the opportunity to talk to representatives of potential employers. The job fairs are organized by regional forums for young chemists or as part of trade fairs or the GDCh annual conference by the GDCh career service. more

Job offers

The GDCh has a large number of vacancies for chemists looking for work. The vacancies cover the areas of industry, trade, universities, research institutes and areas of the public service. more


The GDCh provides job seekers with information about the job market and profession, numbers of beginners and graduates in chemistry courses, graduate fairs and salaries in the chemical industry. Service - Information - Links Publications

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