Chemists in Civil Service

Who we are - what we do

In the public service, chemists are active in the state monitoring offices, in the environmental authorities of the federal, state and local governments as well as in many other areas such as the fire brigade and customs offices.

Their range of activities is correspondingly diverse. It ranges from pure research activities, work in laboratories and science administration to advisory, evaluation and monitoring activities.

The declared aim of the Working Group , which was founded in March 1994 and which was raised to the rank of GDCh Division in December 2004, is the "Chemists in Civil Service"


  • specific promotion of the scientific / professional interests of this group
  • Use of the expertise and influence of the members of this group in terms of the tasks of the GDCh (e.g. in occupational, environmental and consumer protection).



  • Strengthening the position of the chemist in the authority in cooperation with lawyers, engineers, etc.
  • Information forum to increase professional skills
  • Education and public relations through professional participation in current social discussions on topics from chemistry
  • Quality assurance of advice to politics and administration on (environmental) political decisions
  • Promotion of training courses in natural sciences and technology with a focus on chemistry
  • Information about fields of activity in the public service
  • Promotion of up-and-coming chemists through an active dialogue across the subject boundaries of the course
  • Supporting the compatibility of family and work
  • Promotion of equal opportunities, especially for management positions.


With their work, the members of the Chemists in Civil Service are directly in the field of tension between business, science and society. In addition to your chemical expertise, you need extensive knowledge of legal regulations and socio-political backgrounds.
They take part in public discussions on the objectification of publicly relevant issues, acting as a neutral and objective link. The Chemists in Civil Service therefore want all of their colleagues


  • in public institutions
  • in publicly funded research centers as well
  • in international organizations

provide a network for cooperation and support.


The Board, which is elected for a four-year term, consists of the chairman, two deputies and at least one, but not more than four, assessors. more

GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2023

04.09.-06.09., Leipzig

Annual meeting of Chemists in Civil Service

Lecture program job exchange
Tue, September 4th, 10.50 a.m. - 12.50 p.m. - further information will follow

Lecture program "Limiting between science and politics"
Tue, 05.09., 14.10 - 17.20 more

General Assembly
Tue, 05.09. after the lecture program - further information will follow

Training Public Tue

Current training courses can be found here

Aktuelle Wochenschau / short brochure 2019

Short brochure



GDCh Office
Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger
Tel .: +49 69 7917-231

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