Still time to apply to a 3-day symposium for early-career female biologists; deadline April 15

What: Three-day symposium for early career female biologists
When: November 6-9, 2011 (Application deadline: April 15, 2011)
Where: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham

Are you an early-career woman scientist in ecology or evolution? You are invited to apply to participate in a three-day symposium coming to Durham, NC, November 6-9, 2011.

WEBS (Women Evolving Biological Sciences) is now accepting applications online for participation in an annual three-day symposium aimed at addressing issues related to the transition of female scientists from early career stages to tenure track positions and leadership roles in academic and research settings.

WEBS targets early career women in the Biological Sciences with an emphasis on ecology and evolutionary biology. In particular, it focuses on women who have earned their doctoral degrees within the past two to eight years and who do not have tenure, in order to address the critical transition period from graduate studies and post-doctoral positions to permanent research and teaching positions.

The symposium will provide a forum for professional development, including awareness and improvement of academic leadership skills; opportunities to establish mentoring relationships; and resources for developing professional networks.

The 2011 symposium will be held at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, NC, November 6-9, 2011. For details and application materials please visit our website at Applications are due on April 15, 2011.

Questions? Please contact the organizers at
Samantha Forde, Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz
Claire Horner-Devine, Ph.D., University of Washington
Joyce Yen, Ph.D., University of Washington

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