Call for Trainee Council Nominations

SfRBM is searching for 3 new members for the Trainee Council starting at our 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago.

The SfRBM Trainee Council represents undergraduates, graduate and medical students, and residents as well as clinical and post-doctoral fellows. SfRBM encourages trainee level members of any age, ethnicity and nationality; from industry, government and academia; and from any country to consider this leadership opportunity.


Trainee Council members are expected to organize and promote the following:

  • Support the development of SfRBM programming and initiatives
    for early-career scientists 
  • Organize and oversee the SfRBM Mentoring Excellence Award
  • Represent the interests of early-career scientists as a liaison to the SfRBM Council leadership


Candidates must be active members of SfRBM at the trainee level and young investigators who have great ideas for how SfRBM can support early-career scientists. Self-nominations are encouraged.


The Trainee Council consists of 6 total members that serve two-year terms. The term would begin in December 2018 and expire in November 2020.


  • Name, affiliation and contact information (i.e., mailing address, email and phone)
  • A brief description of the candidate's research interests (limit of 100 words), a statement outlining ideas on how SfRBM could better serve its current trainee members (limit of 200 words), and career goals (limit of 200 words)
  • The candidate's brief curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from the candidate's mentor
  • If the candidate's mentor is not an SfRBM member, an additional letter of recommendation from an active member in good standing with SfRBM is required

Please submit a single PDF file containing all application materials to no later than June 1, 2018.


The top 6 nominees will be presented for election by all SfRBM student and postdoc members in Summer 2018.