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  • Member in good standing of at least one FASEB Member Society
  • Individuals within seven years of first independent faculty / research scientist position
  • Graduate students, or
  • Current postdoctoral researchers


  • Participate in monthly SPC video conferences (ability to participate in 75% or more meetings preferred)
  • Review call materials (distributed five days prior to each call)
  • Provide input on action and discussion items
  • Serve on at least one SPC subcommittee

Characteristics of successful applicants may include the following:

  • Demonstrated interest in legislation, polices, and/or regulations impacting biological and biomedical research
  • Interest in gaining working knowledge of federal agency processes
  • Prior, current, or future willingness to engage with member society science policy committee (or related group)
  • Experience, or demonstrated interest, in one of FASEB’s core science policy topics, such as, but not limited to, animal research, training and workforce development, clinical research, data sharing, shared research resources, or research evaluation

Time Commitment

  • Monthly 1-hour video conferences (11 total; no meeting in December), plus time required to review materials for each meeting
  • 1-3 hours quarterly for subcommittee video conferences (varies based on committee), plus time to review materials for each meeting
  • 6-8 hours devoted to annual Science Policy Symposium (may be virtual or in-person in Washington, DC)

FASEB is dedicated to increasing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusivity within the life sciences. As part of this effort, we highly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups within the life sciences community to apply.