The North American 3Rs Collaborative is recruiting for 2 members to join our Board of Directors beginning in January of 2021. In particular, we are looking for individuals with expertise in mathematical modeling in silico, expertise in reproducibility & experimental design, directors of animal facilities, experienced lab animal technicians or trainers, and early-career researchers in the biomedical research field. We also welcome applications from senior scientists in leading research organizations, pharmaceutical/biotech/chemical/agrochemical industries.

Our Board of Directors is made up of ten to fifteen people consisting of 6 Officers (i.e., President, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Vice President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) and 5 to 9 additional Directors. Directors are elected by the current board members.

Applicants should have:
  • A commitment to the mission & strategic goals of NA3RsC
  • A commitment to the development all 3Rs for animal research
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment & give a strong strategic perspective

Board of Director Member Responsibilities

  • Financial and legal oversight/responsibility of the organization.
  • Attend and actively contribute to board meetings (held virtually every 6 weeks) and any additional special meetings
  • Advise on the organization's strategy, mission, goals, and major spending decisions
  • Actively contribute to the organization's mission and goals such as being directly involved in current initiatives
  • Assist in fundraising/resource gathering efforts such as connecting staff to personal contacts or directly advocating for financial institutional support of NA3RsC
  • Advocate for NA3RsC within the scientific community & general public

Selection criteria

  • Scientific 'fit'
  • Breadth of knowledge
  • Experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to the 3Rs
  • Sector/Specialty - We are looking to diversify & broaden our Board of Directors in terms of their expertise/roles

The NA3RsC values diverse skills, experiences, & backgrounds. All individuals have equal opportunity. Applications are especially encouraged from minority ethnic groups who are currently under-represented at senior levels in the research/innovation community.


Directors serve a term of three years and until the respective successors are elected.

How to apply

  1. Complete an official NA3RsC Application Form and submit your CV by December 4, 2020.
  2. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to interview with current officers by December 15, 2020.

You will be notified of our decision by December 30, 2020.