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Early Career Leadership Opportunities


2014/2015 Application Form


The Genetics Society of America (GSA) invites graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to serve the Society as an advisory representative directly to the GSA Board of Directors or to contribute to one of the Society’s committees. Selected applicants will be directly engaged in helping set GSA priorities and guide its activities.


To indicate interest in this new leadership opportunity, complete the on-line application no later than August 30, 2013. In addition to answering a few questions and providing a CV, applicants will be asked for the names of two references who can speak to your abilities related to professional and/or volunteer service. Appointments are anticipated to be two years in length.


Applicants can indicate their interest in serving in the following leadership opportunities:

  • Representative to the GSA Board of Directors. One graduate student or postdoc will be selected each year to participate in the semi-annual meetings of the GSA Board of Directors, which sets overall direction for the Society.

  • Awards Committee. Oversees GSA awards and provides guidance on administration of Society awards. Awards Committee members cannot submit nominations during their time on the committee.


  • Communications Committee. Provides guidance to GSA on communications activities and priorities, including both communications within the GSA and genetics communities and to the general public.

  • Conferences Committee. Oversees GSA conference portfolio and provides strategic direction to GSA-sponsored meetings.

  • Education Committee. Provides guidance to GSA on activities related to education, career development, and public outreach, including events at GSA-sponsored conferences and development of educational resources.

  • Membership Committee. Provides guidance on recruiting and retaining GSA members, including recommending GSA member benefits and Society activities to serve the membership.

  • Publications Committee. Oversees policies related to publication of GSA’s journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics.

  • Public Policy Committee. Oversees GSA advocacy and science policy activities, including drafting Society positions on policy issues and interfacing with government officials and policymakers.

  • Women in Genetics Committee. Provides guidance on promoting gender equity within GSA and the scientific community.