Get Involved in SLAS!

Make a Mark in the Life Sciences Community

Work alongside thought leaders in life sciences without switching jobs. List new volunteer experience on your résumé.

Give back to the life sciences discovery and technology community by volunteering your time and expertise to our dynamic, member-driven organization. SLAS provides opportunities to get involved at many different levels:

Premier members are welcomed to explore potential appointment to one of SLAS’s three councils.
Estimated Time Commitment: 20-30 hours/year

Knowledge Content and Delivery

The Knowledge Content and Delivery Council 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.

2022 Members

Brian O'Sullivan, HighRes Biosolutions - Chair
Bob Campbell, Twentyeight-seven Therapeutics
Ed Chow, National University of Singapore
J. Colin Cox, Strateos
Amy Kallmerten - Stewardship
Jonathan O'Connell, Dewpoint Therapeutics
Mario Richter, AbbVie
Brinton Seashore-Ludlow, Karolinska Institutet
Dana Vanderwall, Schrödinger

Read KCDC Charter

Membership and Engagement

The Membership and Engagement Council 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.

2022 Members

Kenda Evans, Agilent - Chair
Maximilian Benz, BASF - Ad Hoc Member
David Jennions, GRAIL
Amanda Lembke, Amgen
Mariafrancesca Scalise, University of Calabria
Kim Titus, Corning Life Sciences - Board Liaison

Read MEC Charter

Strategic Relations

The Strategic Relations Council 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 Strategic Relations Council will direct respective committees to respond to support the SLAS Community on a global scale.

2022 Members

Robert Damoiseaux, UCLA
Ash Jogalekar, Strateos
Claire Rhodes, Waters
Mario Richter, AbbVie

Read SRC Charter

Premier members are invited to contribute their expertise to one of SLAS’s nine committees. Click the committee name to read the charter. Estimated Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/year

Discover many ways to use your skills, interests and periods of availability for SLAS that do not require participation on a committee or council:

  • Accessibility in the Lab Initiative
    If you have an interest in broadening the understanding of the importance of accessibility in the lab, we want to talk to you! SLAS is looking for experts to help build a series of products, from podcasts to panels, to ensure the SLAS audience understands the types of barriers that may be encountered in the laboratory and how to alleviate them. Examples include visual, motor/mobility, auditory, mental health, learning/cognitive or other accessibility challenges and solutions.
    Estimated Time Commitment: varies depending on activity

  • Awards Judging Panels
    SLAS hosts a variety of awards that require the review of a volunteer panel of judges. Some judging is done remotely, some is done onsite at the conferences. All of it is important and rewarding, and you get to see the best of the best!
    Estimated Time Commitment: 5-10 hours/year depending on award

  • SLAS Journal Manuscript Reviewers
    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 user for the appropriate journal(s), being sure to complete your personal profile with company name and keywords (areas of expertise). Please be sure to OPT-IN.
    Estimated Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/year


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  • Short Course Instruction
    SLAS considers proposals in Q3 of each year for new short courses to be presented at the SLAS conferences and throughout the year through our new program that brings the learning to an individual institution. Share your knowledge and passion – submit a proposal to design a new course or teach a course!
    Estimated Time Commitment: 10-20 hours/year (including prep and teaching)


    Submit a Proposal

  • SLAS Mentor Match Program
    Mentor Match – a part of SLAS CONNECTED networking – enables one-on-one career mentoring sessions all year round. Sign up to become a mentor or mentee to advance your career and get advice and guidance in a variety of areas. Share your expertise; meet and help SLAS members at all stages of their careers.
    Estimated Time Commitment: 10-12 hours/year