[Aqualist] FW: 2009 Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey
patrick.moss at uq.edu.au
Thu Apr 9 14:09:40 EST 2009
Please find attached a request from FASTS to complete a survey on annual
professional scientists remuneration survey.
Dr Patrick Moss
Lecturer in Physical Geography
School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Management
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia
Phone: (+61) 7 336 56418
Fax: (+61) 7 336 56899
From: Bradley Smith [mailto:bradley.smith at fasts.org]
Sent: Thursday, 9 April 2009 12:30
To: FASTS Presidents
Subject: 2009 Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey
For the past 2 years APESMA and FASTS have cooperated to produce an
annual professional scientists remuneration survey.
The 2009 survey is now open and we would be grateful if you could
forward the URL to all of your members (including those working outside
universities and publicly funded research agencies) and ask them to take
a few minutes to fill out the online survey.
The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. No identification is
necessary and all information will remain strictly confidential and used
in aggregate form only.
The survey is a good opportunity for member societies to build stronger
links with your members and gain a better understanding of changing
employment trends of your own constituents.
The survey questionnaire will remain open for completion until Friday,
15 May 2009. We will forward general results in June
In addition, society specific data can be supplied providing there are
sufficient numbers. If you would like that specific information please
let me know in due course.
Unlike engineers, architects, psychologists etc there is no
accreditation of scientists thus it is hard to get a handle on how the
profession is travelling (if indeed it really is a profession as
distinct from, say, a vocation). Thus both APESMA and FASTS hope that
over time this survey may become a useful and relatively robust
instrument to get a better sense of what is happening to scientists
I hope everyone has a relaxing few days off over Easter.
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