Board of Directors

Join the NA3RsC Board of Directors

The North American 3Rs Collaborative is recruiting for 2-4 members to join our Board of Directors beginning in January of 2021. In particular, we are looking for individuals that meet at least one of the following characterists: working in Canada or Mexico, individuals with expertise in mathematical modeling in silico, expertise in reproducibility & experimental design, vendors, experienced lab animal technicians or trainers. We also welcome applications from senior scientists in leading academic or industry research organizations, pharmaceutical/biotech/chemical/agrochemical industries. Finally, expertise in legal, financial, HR, PR, fundraising, digital marketing, or strategy would be beneficial.

Our Board of Directors is made up of ten to fifteen people consisting of 6 Officers (i.e., President, Past President, Vice President, 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 of all 3Rs for animal research
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment & give a strong strategic perspective

Board of Director Member Responsibilities

  • Provide financial & legal oversight/responsibility of the organization (e.g., approving the annual budget & reviewing financials)
  • Actively contribute to the health and well-being of NA3RsC in multiple ways including actively participating in regular board meetings (held virtually ~6 weeks) + any additional ad hoc 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 professional contacts, directly advocating for financial institutional support of NA3RsC, and making a reasonable personal donation
  • Advocate for NA3RsC within the scientific community & general public
  • Actively participate in at least one NA3RsC committee or initiative

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.

Term

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

How to apply

  1. Complete an official NA3RsC Board of Directors Application Form and submit your CV to contactus@na3rsc.org by November 31, 2021.
  2. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to interview.

You will be notified of our decision by December 31, 2021.

If you have any questions, contact us (contactus@na3rsc.org).