Shape Meetings and Journals Content

As manuscript reviewers for ASM Journals and abstract reviewers and program committee members for ASM meetings, microbial scientists have the opportunities to weigh in on the latest science and shape the field. 

Accepting Applications

ASM Microbe Program Committee Co-Chair (Basic Science)

Position Overview

ASM Microbe drives discovery, innovation and collaboration across the full spectrum of microbiology. Be a part of the community making an impact on the intersections of science, industry and policy.
 
The ASM Microbe Program Committee Co-Chairs are responsible for organizing the scientific program and communicating with the committee members. One co‐chair has clinical training in microbial sciences, while the other provides basic science expertise to balance the needs of the committee. Terms are staggered for consistency. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the position of 1 program committee co-chair with oversight of the basic science tracks.  

Commitment 

  • 2-year term, non-renewable; 2023-2024 term begins in June 2022.
  • 1-3 hours monthly for conference calls.
  • 20-25 hours annually for program development oversight and committee management.
  • 10-15 hours annually for abstract and award review. 
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours—Aug.) and on-site planning meeting at ASM Microbe (8-10 hours—June).  

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Serve as a thought leader and content expert for the program committee to ensure integrity of the scientific program. 
  • Collaborate with clinical co-chair on all responsibilities.
  • Oversee the basic science tracks and provide guidance and support to track leaders.
  • Actively engage in committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Oversee the review, selection and scheduling of abstracts and travel awards in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Monitor performance levels within the program committee and provide coaching to assist members in achieving expectations. 
  • Assign committee members to ad hoc assignments.
  • Assist ASM staff with oversight of program deadlines.
  • Recruit and select program committee members with transparency, equity and inclusion.

Eligibility  

  • Current ASM membership
  • Senior scientist recognized as a leader in the microbiology community with a distinguished record of contributions.
  • Prior experience serving on a program committee for ASM or another scientific society.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process (if applicable) 

  • Complete online application by May 27, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm candidate is interested in serving prior to nominating.
  • The current ASM Microbe co-chairs with oversight by the meeting strategy committee chair will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

ASM Microbe Program Committee Track Leader

Position Overview

SM Microbe drives discovery, innovation and collaboration across the full spectrum of microbiology. Be a part of the community making an impact on the intersections of science, industry and policy. Track leaders develop the scientific program for their area of expertise by guiding the tasks and work product of the assigned track. Track leaders assign roles and responsibilities within their track and ensure all established deadlines are met. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the following track leader positions on the ASM Microbe Program Committee:  

  • Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity.
  • Molecular Biology and Physiology. 
  • Profession of Microbiology. 

Commitment 

  • 2-year term, non-renewable. 2023-2024 term begins in June 2022.
  • 1-3 hours for monthly full committee and/or tack specific conference calls (July-June).
  • 10-12 hours annually for track member oversight (July-June).
  • 15-20 hours annually for session development (July-Sept.).
  • 4-6 annually for speaker outreach and coordination (Sept.-Oct.).
  • 10-15 hours annually for abstract review and scheduling (Feb.).     
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours—Aug.) and on-site planning meeting at ASM Microbe (8-10 hours—June).  

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Serve as a thought leader and content expert for assigned track to ensure integrity of the scientific program. 
  • Oversee assigned track members by providing guidance and support.
  • Delegate track members’ assignments.
  • Develop and schedule the scientific program for assigned track: identity session topics, invite speakers, formulate session content and convene sessions at meeting.
  • Oversee the review, selection and scheduling of abstracts and travel awards in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Collaborate with co-chair and other track leaders.
  • Participate in and actively contribute to committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Complete assignments on schedule.
  • Monitor performance levels within the track and provide coaching to assist members in achieving expectations. 
  • Recruit and select track members with transparency, equity and inclusion.

Eligibility  

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Preferred prior experience serving on a committee for ASM or another scientific society.
  • Established scientist that has demonstrated a high level of productivity with a distinguished record of contributions as a recognized leader in the microbiology community.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process (if applicable) 

  • Complete online application by May 27, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm candidate is interested in serving prior to nominating.
  • The current ASM Microbe co-chairs and track leaders will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

ASM Microbe Program Committee Member

Position Overview

ASM Microbe drives discovery, innovation and collaboration across the full spectrum of microbiology. Be a part of the community making an impact on the intersections of science, industry and policy. The ASM Microbe Program Committee is responsible for organizing the scientific program. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the following positions on the ASM Microbe Program Committee:  

  • Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance—3 members*.  
  • Applied and Environmental Science—1 member.  
  • Clinical and Public Health Microbiology—4 members.
  • Clinical Infections and Vaccines—1 member.
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity—2 members.
  • Host-Microbe Biology—1 member.
  • Molecular Biology and Physiology—3 members*.  
  • Profession of Microbiology—1 member.
 * Junior Advisory Group (JAG): Track seeking a member for the JAG to develop early career-related sessions/activities and encourage the meeting participation of early career investigators.

Commitment 

  • 3-year term, non-renewable. 2023-2025 term begins in June 2022.
  • 1-3 hours for monthly full committee and/or track specific conference calls (July-June).
  • 15-20 hours annually for session development (July-Sept.).
  • 4-6 annually for speaker outreach and coordination (Sept.-Oct.).
  • 10-15 hours annually for abstract review and scheduling (Feb.).     
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours—Aug.) and on-site planning meeting at ASM Microbe (8-10 hours—June).  

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Develop and schedule the scientific program for assigned tack.
  • Identity session topics, invite speakers, develop session content and convene sessions at meeting.
  • Review, select and schedule abstracts in accordance with guidelines.
  • Participate in and actively contribute to committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Complete assignments on schedule.
  • Assist chairs, track leaders, and ASM staff with ad hoc assignments.  

Eligibility  

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Preferred prior experience serving on a committee, convening a session and/or reviewing abstracts for ASM or another scientific society.
  • Established scientist:  A scientist that has demonstrated a high level of productivity with a distinguished record of contributions as a recognized leader in the microbiology community, who also serves as a mentor and role model to early career scientist in their area of expertise.
  • Early-career scientist: A scientist within 5 years of appointment to a first position after highest degree earned.  

Application/Nomination/Selection Process (if applicable) 

  • Complete online application by May 27, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm candidate is interested in serving prior to nominating.
  • The current ASM Microbe co-chairs and tack leaders will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

Editor for ASM Journal EcoSal Plus

EcoSal Plus® (ESP) welcomes microbiologists (Ph.D.) from across the globe to apply and join our  board of editors. We are looking for individuals with broad expertise in the biology of Escherichia, Salmonella, and/or other members of the Enterobacterales to commission and edit review articles in areas of interest.  

ESP is a review journal, organized into 12 domains that, together, offer an encyclopedic view of a wide range biological process in these organisms. These domains include historical perspectives, cell architecture and growth, metabolism, synthesis and processing of macromolecules, responding to the environment, evolution and genomics, genetics and genetic tools, pathogenesis, life in communities and the environment, bioinformatics and systems biology, antibiotic mechanisms and resistance and bacteriophage (explore collections here). 

The new editor will join a vibrant team of microbiologists committed to the advancement of microbial science. The journal provides a platform to pilot new initiatives to better serve the needs of our scientific community. Join us and help us build ESP! 

Commitment

  • 3-year term.
  • Manage the peer-review process for approx. 2-4 manuscripts per year.

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of  EcoSal Plus.  Besides your scientific merits, we will pay close attention to your views on equitable science. We expect editors at EcoSal Plus to be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government, non-profit research institutions or in the industrial sector. Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package. 

Eligibility

  • ASM Member or willingness to become a member.
  • Be a senior investigator (e.g., associate or full professor, government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector).
  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within the microbial sciences.
  • At present, students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to apply.
     

Nomination and Selection Process


 

Editor for the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education
The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education® (JMBE) welcomes ASM members who have a Ph.D. and experience in education research to apply for open editor positions. We are looking for individuals who are committed to improving higher education in microbiology, biology and related disciplines. To learn about the journal and it’s scope, please see our website.

JMBE provides a platform to pilot new initiatives, from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to exploring approaches to better serve the needs of the science education community. Join us and help us build JMBE!

Commitment

  • 3-year term.
  • Manage the peer-review process for up to 3-4 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography, and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of JMBE. We expect JMBE editors to be higher education professionals who have experience in discipline-based education research (DBER), have implemented innovative teaching tools in Microbiology or related areas, or have experience in the analysis and evaluation of new approaches in higher education. JMBE editors are expected to be familiar with current literature in STEM higher education. Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package.
 
Higher educational professionals who are at earlier stages in their careers may be interested in serving as volunteer ad hoc reviewers, providing the mentoring and experience that could lead to subsequent editorial roles.

Eligibility

  • Be an ASM Member (or willing to become a member if nominated for an editor position) 
  • Be a senior investigator (e.g., associate or full professor, administrator, or comparable role in the private or public sector)
  • Have a professional interest in higher education research related to microbiology and biology education or related areas
  • Students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible for editor positions.
     
Nomination and Selection Process
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted.
  • Submit a short curriculum vitae (CV) (up to 5 pages).
  • Submit a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) Statement that specifically describes how you address inequality and bias in science education (up to 1 page).
  • Applications to the JMBE Editorial Board are evaluated by the editor in chief and a small panel of senior editors.

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Clinical Virology Symposium Program Committee Co-Chair

Position Overview

The Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS) Program Committee Co-Chair is one of two individuals responsible for organizing the scientific program and communicating with the committee members. The committee seeks to fill the position of 2 Program Committee Co-Chairs. The Clinical Virology Symposium is an international symposium that provides a forum for a meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections. This annual meeting brings together top biomedical scientists, physicians and laboratorians to discuss the latest in diagnostic virology, vaccine development and molecular diagnostics.

Commitment

  • 2-year term, non-renewable; 2023-2024 term begins in May 2022.
  • 1-2 hours monthly for conference calls.
  • 10-12 hours annually for program development oversight and committee management.
  • 6-8 hours annually for abstract and award review.
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours) and on-site meeting (2 hours).

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Serve as a thought leader and content expert for the Program Committee to ensure integrity of the scientific program. 
  • Collaborate with Co-Chair on all responsibilities.
  • Actively engage in committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Oversee the review, selection and scheduling of abstracts in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Monitor performance levels within the Program Committee and provide coaching to assist members in achieving expectations. 
  • Assign committee members to ad hoc assignments.
  • Assist ASM staff with oversight of program deadlines.
  • Recruit and select Program Committee members with transparency, equity and inclusion.

Eligibility

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Senior scientist recognized as a leader in clinical virology with a distinguished record of contributions.
  • Prior experience serving on a program committee for ASM or another scientific society.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process

  • Complete online application by April 25, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm, prior to nominating, that candidate is interested in serving.
  • The current Clinical Virology Symposium Co-Chairs with oversight by the Meeting Strategy Committee Chair will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

Clinical Virology Symposium Program Committee Member

Position Overview

The Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS) Program Committee is responsible for organizing the scientific program. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the position of 5 program committee members, including 3 established scientists and 2 early career scientists. The Clinical Virology Symposium is an international symposium that provides a forum for a meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections. This annual meeting brings together top biomedical scientists, physicians and laboratorians to discuss the latest in diagnostic virology, vaccine development and molecular diagnostics.

Commitment 

  • 3-year term, non-renewable. 2023-2025 term begins in May 2022.
  • 1-2 hours for bi-monthly conference calls.
  • 8-10 hours annually for speaker outreach and session development.
  • 4-6 hours annually for abstract review and scheduling.
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours) and on-site meeting (2-hours).

Responsibilities and Expectations 

  • Develop and schedule the scientific program for the Clinical Virology Symposium.
  • Identity session topics, invite speakers, develop session content and convene sessions at meeting.
  • Review, select and schedule abstracts in accordance with guidelines.
  • Participate in and actively contribute to committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Complete assignments on schedule.
  • Assist Chairs and ASM staff with ad hoc assignments.

Eligibility

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Preferred prior experience serving on a committee, convening a session and/or reviewing abstracts for ASM or another scientific society.
  • Established scientist: A scientist that has demonstrated a high level of productivity with a distinguished record of contributions as a recognized leader in clinical virology, who also serves as a mentor and role model to early career scientist in their area of expertise.
  • Early-career scientist: A scientist within 5 years of appointment to a first position after highest degree earned.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process

  • Complete online application by April 25, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm, prior to nominating, that candidate is interested in serving.
  • The current Clinical Virology Symposium Co-Chairs will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.
 

ABRCMS Abstract Reviewer

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) seeks abstract reviewers in 12 ABRCMS disciplines to lend their expertise selecting student abstracts to be presented at one of the nation’s leading STEM conferences for scientists from minoritized populations.

Commitment

  • Abstract reviews take place asynchronously over 4 days in September.
  • Expect to spend approximately 8 hours reviewing abstracts.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Reviewers can expect to review approximately 25 abstracts.
  • The review process is conducted asynchronously through an online portal.

Eligibility

  • Must be a postdoctoral scientist, research faculty member or research scientist.
  • Individuals are required to be active researchers, who spends at least 25% of their time doing research in one of the 12 ABRCMS disciplines.
  • ASM membership is not required.

Application Process

  • To indicate willingness to serve as an ABRCMS reviewer, please complete the ABRCMS Reviewer Intent Form by Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Potential reviewers will be asked to confirm their availability in early September.
  • Selected reviewers will receive assignments mid-September.

ASMCUE Microbrew Chair
The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) Planning Committee is responsible for overall strategy and implementation of the meeting. The committee seeks to fill the position of Microbrew Chair. A microbrew is a short talk (15 minutes) about newly developed teaching tips or tools.

Commitment: 

  • 3-year term starting Oct. 2021, non-renewable.  
  • 2-5 hour time commitment per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

  • Identify and recruit ad hoc reviewers for microbrews in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Lead planning meeting and follow through with members. 
  • Review and finalize microbrews in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Participate in planning committee meetings and follow through on assignments. 
  • Assist the committee and ASM staff as needed. 

Eligibility: 

  • Current ASM membership 
  • Prior experience as an abstract reviewer for society conferences (i.e., ASMCUE, ABRCMS, ASM Microbe), preferably for content related to teaching and learning. 
  • Attendance at ASMCUE within the past 3 years. 

Nomination and Selection Process: 

  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted 
  • The ASMCUE Planning Committee forms the search committee to evaluate nominations and manage the selection process 

The Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines Subcommittee
The Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines Subcommittee answers a laboratory quality gap with evidence.

Commitment

  • 3 years.
  • 2 to 5 hours per month. 

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Review quality gap and formulate the questions to answer with peer-reviewed literature.
  • Adjudicate titles, abstracts, or articles as needed.
  • Review draft guidelines as needed.
  • Review proposed volunteers for guideline development.
  • Identify how to increase guideline’s reach.
  • Participate in occasional conference calls; most work is conducted by email.
  • Meet deadlines and actively collaborate.

Eligibility

  • Must be an ASM member.
  • 3 to 6 years experience directing a clinical or public health microbiology laboratory.
  • Not currently employed by industry.
  • Published in peer-reviewed journals.

Application Process

  • Email your curriculum vitae (CV) and a paragraph highlighting the reason(s) you would like the opportunity (250 word limit).
  • Deadline April 10.