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Volunteer Opportunities

The active participation of its volunteers is what defines SLAS as a member-driven organization. SLAS provides opportunities to volunteer and become involved at many different levels. To volunteer on one of the SLAS committees, individuals must be Premier (or Premier Plus) members, however a one-year Member-by-Contribution option is also available. There are other, non-committee opportunities available as well.

In 2018, SLAS introduced the new governance model in an effort to maximize the depth of the volunteer base and to continue to strive for global representation and leadership. You can read about this new governance model here.

Read more on the structure and see available volunteer opportunities below:

 

Membership and Engagement Council

The MEC is charged with advancing the Society’s exempt purpose and strategic plan by identifying trends and needs in the SLAS Community and among potential customers. The MEC will direct respective committees to respond to support the SLAS Community on a global scale.


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The Membership and Engagement Council is made up of the following committees. Click on the committee name below to learn more:

The Advocacy Committee will monitor federal policies on a global scale that impact the day-to-day work of members of the SLAS Community.
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Volunteer Now!

The Membership Committee reviews and analyzes member needs to ensure optimal member engagement and satisfaction.
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NO POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Awards and Grants Committee oversees all SLAS awards, grants, scholarship and internship programs.
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Knowledge Content and Delivery Council

The KCDC is charged with advancing the Society’s exempt purpose and strategic plan via the development and/or delivery of scientific and educational content to support the SLAS Community on a global scale.

 

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The Knowledge Content and Delivery Council is made up of the following committees. Click on the committee name below to learn more:

Members provide the journal editors with a diverse team of volunteers to foster editorial excellence and proactively contribute to the journal’s success. Members of the EB serve as the frontline, grassroots advocates of the journals.

SLAS Discovery Editorial Board
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SLAS Technology Editorial Board
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Identification of content to be deployed at U.S.-based live or virtual events; analysis of educational programming opportunities in each target market; develops and directs program template for budget planning; template, track chairs and track descriptions to guide respective Program Committees. Chooses keynote speakers for International Conference.
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Identification of content to be deployed at Europe-based live or virtual events; analysis of educational programming opportunities in each target market; develops and directs program template for budget planning; template, track chairs and track descriptions to guide respective Program Committees. Chooses keynote speakers for Europe Conference.
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Volunteer Now!

Strategic Relations Council

The SRC is charged with advancing the Society’s exempt purpose and strategic plan by identifying external facing opportunities that would address trends or meet the needs of the SLAS Community and among potential customers. The SRC will direct respective committees to respond to support the SLAS Community on a global scale.

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The Strategic Relations Council is made up of the following committees. Click on the committee name below to learn more:

The Technology Provider Advisory Committee provides information and recommendations to the Strategic Relations Council on how best to serve the needs of, and engage with, the vendor community.
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The Strategic Alliances Committee focuses on the interactions between SLAS and like-minded external organizations and facilitates the communication and collaboration with these organizations. 
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Volunteer Now!

 

Other Volunteer Opportunities

SLAS has a host of volunteer opportunities that require various skills, interests and periods of availability that do not require participation on a committee or council. These include:

 

The laboratory science and technology community has a lot to talk about. Help keep the conversations going!

SLAS hosts a variety of awards that require the review of a volunteer panel of judges. Some judging is done pre-conference, some is done at the annual meeting. All of it is exciting and rewarding!

The SLAS Editorial Boards are always looking for willing, able and reliable volunteers with scientific expertise to critically assess manuscript submissions. To be considered, register as a SAGE Track user for the appropriate journal(s), being sure to complete your personal profile with company name and keywords (areas of expertise). Please also be sure to OPT-IN.

SLAS Discovery

SLAS Technology

With LabAutopedia, SLAS hosts the world’s biggest, best and only wiki focused exclusively on laboratory science and technology. LabAutopedia is the SLAS Knowledge Network, and it relies on volunteers to collect and build its contents.

SLAS considers proposals for new short courses for the International Conference in March / April of each year. Share your knowledge and passion for teaching!

The SLAS Mentor Program offers free 45 minute one on one career mentoring sessions in conjunction with the Annual Conference and Exhibition. Share your expertise; meet and help SLAS members in all stages of their careers.

The SLAS Community is constantly growing. We could use your help! Includes two-way translation of Chinese, German, French, Spanish, etc.

 

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