Vice President-Elect for Science Policy
Position Description/Responsibilities


One year beginning on July 1 of the year elected and ending on June 30 of the following year.


  • Prepare for and attend monthly conference calls and 3 in-person meetings of the Board as a non-voting member
  • Chairs the annual Science Policy Symposium (typically held in-person in June)
  • Attend monthly conference calls and annual in-person meeting of the Science Policy Committee as a voting member
  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee and participate in weekly conference calls


Biographic, demographic, and scientific diversity in governance is an overarching goal of the Federation, and FASEB encourages leadership nominations who represent this diversity.

The following are personal characteristics that the Vice President-Elect for Science Policy should have:

  • Strong interest in policy issues
  • Experience communicating science to policy makers and the public
  • Excellent leadership and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and team building
  • Record of professional service, including active membership in a FASEB Society
  • Experience working with Member Society Councils and Committees
  • Working knowledge of the federal budget process and structure
  • Knowledge about and experience in biological and/or biomedical research or comparable experience

Time Commitment

  • 3 in-person Board meetings of 1.5 days each, plus travel
  • 2-4 hours per week for various conference calls – SPC, Subcommittees, Executive Committee, Board, etc.
  • 1-2 hours per week email correspondence