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GC-MS Training: A Hands on Approach - Ethiopia 2024

8 - 12 July 2024, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Pan Africa Chemistry Network was set up by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to advance the chemical sciences across Africa by building a self-sustaining science base. This expanded analytical science training programme will develop your practical analytical techniques to solve local challenges and contribute to global scientific knowledge.

Applications are invited for the above training course; we welcome applications from researchers, lecturers, technicians, MSc students and PhD students in the chemical sciences from universities and research institutions across Africa.

This training course will cover the practical aspects of Gas Chromatography, method development, quantitative analysis and spectral interpretation of GC-MS. 

Places on this course are limited to 15 delegates, with a deadline of April 30th 2024. The course is open to applicants from the following countries only, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia (including Somaliland), Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

Due to a high volume of applications, please take the time to thoughtfully answer the application form questions, as delegate selection will depend on the information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to seek support from their institution/sponsor for covering their travel costs to attend the course. Some spaces will be reserved for applicants who can cover their own travel costs and meet the selection criteria below. For those unable to cover their own travel costs but who meet the selection criteria, the RSC/PACN will support their attendance. Additionally, places will be reserved for applicants who are RSC members and who meet the selection criteria.

RSC/PACN will cover accommodation, food, and course materials.

Before applying, you are responsible for checking whether there are any COVID-19 related travel restrictions in your country. 

Delegates who have attended a previous PACN GC-MS course are not eligible to attend again because this is a repeat of that course.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on the information provided in their application against the following criteria:
1. All participants should have a HND or BSc (or equivalent) in the chemical sciences, demonstrating suitable background knowledge.
2. Participants can be MSc students, PhD students, lecturers, researchers, professors, or technical staff. A range of experience levels in each course is preferred.
3. Demonstrable benefit to research or teaching in your home institution.
4. Strong relevance to your current or planned research or teaching area.
5. Potential impact on the individual’s experience and career prospects.
6. Immediate application of the techniques learned.
7. Access to equipment in your home country will be considered.
8. Benefit to home institution and the wider chemistry community in your country.
To apply please use the link in this section, you must:
  • Complete the required online application form
  • Upload a current CV (maximum length of 2 pages)
  • Upload a letter of introduction and recommendation from one referee (for students only)
Please click on the link at the top of this page (from April 8th) to complete your application. All applications must be received by the published deadline and we do not accept applications by email.
Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University, Department of Chemistry, Arat Kilo Campus, Addis Ababa, 0, Ethiopia

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