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Demystifying the post-doc experience - from the family point of view meeting for PhD female students

Date & time: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 21:00

A Unique meeting, organized by Prof. Oren Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Science

One of the biggest hurdles in the career of many excellent women scientists is the difficulty in uprooting their family for the long postdoc abroad. Although the experience is usually a challenging one, it also entails many opportunities for the PhD student, for the partner and for the family as a whole. With the thought of demystifying the postdoc experience for both the scientist and her partner, we invite you to a round table discussion on the topic in which women scientists who has recently returned from abroad, as well as their partners, will discuss their experience over a glass of wine and cheese. One unique aspect of this meeting is to allow for partners to hear directly from the partners on their perspective of the postdoc abroad.

 

Participation is by registration only, contact: women.awards@weizmann.ac.il

What's next? meeting with women young PIs

Date & time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 09:30

Informal meeting with four young women PI who have recently joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute :

Michal Leskes – Department materials and Interfaces

Ulyana Shimanovich -Department materials and Interfaces

Rina Rosenzweig - Department of Structural Biology

Shikma Bressler - Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

As you are all in a stage where you start seeing the end of your PhD and think about the next step, we thought that such a meeting, where you can hear firsthand experiences and ask questions may be useful to you.

For PhD Students: Demystifying the postdoc experience, Weizmann Institute campus

Date & time: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 14:15

Informal round table discussion on the postdoc experience abroad, which will include women PIs and their spouses who have recently returned from their postdoc abroad, as well as prospective postdoc students and their spouses.

One of the biggest hurdles in the career of many female scientists is the difficulty in uprooting their family for the long postdoctoral period abroad. Although the experience is usually a challenging one, it also entails many opportunities for the postdoc, their spouse, and for the family as a whole.

One unique aspect of this meeting is to allow for the postdocs’ partners to hear directly from the partners of successful female PIs on their perspective of the postdoc abroad.

Alumni event for Fellows of the Israel National Postdoctoral Program Award for Advancing Women in Science

Date & time: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 14:30

The alumni event took place on December 18 at the iconic Koffler Accelerator at the Weizmann Institute. Twenty fellows of the program from 2007 - 2013, who pursued their postdocs at leading academic institutions in the USA, UK and Europe, gathered together on a Friday to meet each other and exchange experiences.
These brilliant women scientists who hail from a wide range of scientific disciplines are at different stages of their careers; many have returned to Israel and have secured positions at Israeli institutions, while a few of them are still pursuing their postdocs abroad.
The informal brunch meeting was enjoyed by all and will be followed by similar get-togethers in the future.

International Symposium: “Frontiers in Chemical Sciences,” Weizmann Institute of Science

Date & time: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 13:30

A symposium was organized by female graduate students and postdocs to promote women scientists in the field of chemistry, and host top women scientists from the USA and Europe.

Click here to view the program event.