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Early Career Scientist Student Board Representative

Position Description

Position Title: Early Career Scientist Board Representative
Reports To:  Board of Directors
Term: Two Years
Compensation:  Up to $1,000 in Travel Expense Reimbursement

General Duties & Responsibilities

The position of Early Career Scientist Board Representative on the Board of Directors of ASLMS offers a practical non-profit, non-voting board leadership experience and opportunities to receive mentoring from established leaders. In addition, the individual will inform the board and provide a student’s perspective on issues impacting early career scientists and their education. The ASLMS board welcomes the unique perspective residents and fellows can bring to the organization.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve two-year term effective at the ASLMS 2017 Annual Conference following appointment by the Board of Directors.
  • Promote ASLMS to peers and colleagues around the world.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and a desire to serve the Society.
  • Attend two board meetings each year and the Industry Advisory Council meeting at the Annual Conference, and participate in three board teleconferences throughout the remainder of the year.
  • Contribute one article/video per quarter to the Society’s official enewsletter.    
  • Adhere to Board Policies, Bylaws and both the Board and ASLMS Code of Ethics, and represent ASLMS in a positive and supportive manner.   
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding discussions held at board meetings.
  • Avoid and/or disclose conflicts of interest between the position of Early Career Scientist Board Representative and the incumbent’s professional or personal life.
  • Respect the opinions of the Board of Directors and support actions taken by the Board.
  • Act in the best interest of ASLMS, above personal interests or beliefs.
  • Attend, if possible, annual conference educational sessions.


  • Must be an ASLMS member in good standing.
  • During the two-year term (April 2017-March 2019) as an Early Career Scientist Board Representative, the Early Career Scientist must be enrolled in a master’s or post-doctoral program for a minimum of 13 months. For example, scientists in four year programs qualify if they are in their first, second or third year of education.
  • Desire to maintain leadership and to be active in Society governance after the two-year term is completed.

Application/Selection Process

Submit a completed application, curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation from the program director or chair, and a letter of recommendation from an instructor who is an ASLMS member in good standing to:

JoAnn Janikowski, Associate Executive Director
2100 Stewart Avenue
Suite 240, Wausau, WI 54401

Or via email:

The deadline is Friday, December 9, 2016.

Please contact the ASLMS Central Office at 715-845-9283 or with additional questions or concerns.

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