4.5.2 Membership and Officers
The membership of the ORC includes all Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff Scientists, Research Specialists, Research Unit Technicians, and Research Fellows who have OIST as their primary affiliation. The ORC elects two Researcher Representatives and one alternate, a Chairperson, and a Secretary. Elections will be held at least every two years by secret ballot, as often as the Chairperson deems necessary. Officers can be removed from their position by a written petition signed by a majority of the members of the ORC.