Dear postdoctoral fellow
We kindly invite you to contribute to this survey aimed at collecting information about the current work situation and career perspectives of postdoctoral researchers. The information will be used to raise awareness of the problems that concern researchers at this stage of their career.
Your participation in this research study is voluntary. In case you decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time and your responses will be eliminated. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. To help protect your confidentiality, the survey results will not contain information that will personally identify you.

The results of this study will only be used for scholarly purposes. They may be presented to the scientific community, included in scientific publications or deposited in relevant scientific database.

The survey questions will focus on your current postdoctoral situation, career opportunities and career development.

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact our team at

The survey was developed by the European Network of Postdoctoral Associations (

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ID code
To identify eventual duplicated records, we kindly ask you to insert a code (last three letters of your last name and year of birth). E.g. John Smith, born in 27 March 1971, would insert ITH1971. This information will be uncoupled from the survey answers after elimination of duplicates.
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What is your nationality (country)?
Do you speak the language of the country you work in?
Which is your marital status?
If in a relationship, do you live in the same country as your partner?
Do you have children?
This section refers to your current work situation.
In which country do you currently work?
In which University or Institution do you currently work?
Please provide the name of the University/Institution in English (e.g. University of Uppsala). Do not use abbreviations. Please do not include the department.
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What is your primary reseach area
What is your secondary research area?
Below you can select another area of research. Please leave blank if you do not have another area of research that you would like to mention.
Year of PhD conclusion
Please include just the year in which you have been awarded your PhD (Year of the PhD diploma)
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Did you obtain your PhD at your current institution
Since your PhD, how long (in months) have you been working as a researcher?
Please provide your reply in months.
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Did you have another postdoc position before you started your current contract/fellowship?
What is the nature of your current fellowship /contract?
Your postdoctoral position is funded by
Is your contract/fellowship
For how many hours per week were you contracted?
Insert 0 (zero) if you don't have this specification
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On average, how many hours do you work per week?
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Average annual income (in Euros) [Gross income]
Please, if your income is not in euros, use a currency converter (e.g.
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Average annual income (in Euros) [Net income]
Please, if your income is not in euros, use a currency converter (e.g.
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Does your contract/fellowship include provision for:
I don't know
Not applicable
Parental leave
Access to healthcare
Unemployment benefit
Sick leave
Do you contribute to any teaching (e.g. classroom or small group teaching) ?
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