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 or Premier Plus members are welcomed to explore potential appointment to one of SLAS’s three councils.

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.

2020 Members

Kamran Honarnejad, Fraunhofer ITEM - Chair
Jonathan O'Connell, Velo Health - Vice-Chair
Sammy Datwani, Consultant - Board Liaison
Marc Bickle, MPI-CBG
John Thomas Bradshaw, Artel
Bob Campbell, Twentyeight-seven Therapeutics
Ed Chow, National University of Singapore
Melanie Leveridge, GlaxoSmithKline
Julio Martin
Louis Scampavia, Scripps Research
Jonathan Wingfield, AstraZeneca

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.

2020 Members

Eberhard Krausz, ChemBioCon - Chair
Kenda Evans, Agilent - Vice Chair
Michelle Arkin, University of California, San Francisco - Board Liaison
Phillip Gribbon, Fraunhofer IME
Jorg Kutter, University of Copenhagen
Amanda Lembke, Amgen
Dana Vanderwall, Bristol Myers Squibb
Erik Werner, University of California, Irvine

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.

2020 Members

Severine Tamas-Lhoustau, Novoptim - Board Liaison
Sheraz Gul, Fraunhofer IME
Grace Mangialardi, Sciex
Constantin Radu, Molecular Devices, LLC
Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software
Daniel Sipes, Strateos, Inc.

Read SRC Charter

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

  • Social Media and CONNECTED Community Ambassadors
    The laboratory science and technology community has a lot to talk about. Help keep the conversations going!

  • Awards Judging Panels
    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 onsite. All of it is exciting and rewarding and you get to see the best of the best!

  • 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 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

  • 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!


    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.

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