Basic Analytical Chemistry Course for Women

Enhancing the knowledge and skills of women analytical chemists from Member States, whose economies are developing or in transition.

Practical elements of the course include methods and techniques surrounding Gas Chromatography, and  Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.


  • Equip female specialists with the basic knowledge and practical skills needed to use techniques related to the analysis of chemicals subject to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
  • Enhance relevant national institutions capacities to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention, especially within Member States’ industry, academic institutions, and specialised laboratories. 
  • Promote competitiveness, highlight career opportunities for women, and strengthen the role and participation of female scientists in the implementation of the Convention

The analytical chemistry course is open to women who:

  • have a minimum of a first degree (BSc or equivalent) in analytical chemistry, chemistry, or related chemical sciences from a recognised university or institution, with relevant practical and theoretical experience in analytical chemistry;
  • have experience working with GC-MS techniques;
  • are citizens of Member States whose economies are developing or in transition; and
  • have been working in a chemical laboratory or research institution in their home country for at least three years.
  • Candidates must have a strong command of both written and spoken English.