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Every pharmaceutical scientist is encouraged to share his or her insight, experience, and dedication to the field by getting involved within AAPS. Think about giving back to your profession and colleagues. Volunteering will allow you to:

  • Share your knowledge by taking an active role in developing educational opportunities to help others learn and grow. 
  • Make valuable professional and personal connections by working alongside other members in the AAPS community. This will help broaden your network and build lasting friendships with other thought leaders. 
  • Enhance your leadership experience by expanding on skills and roles you may not acquire in your current position.
  • Support AAPS' mission to advance the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.

New Opportunity: AAPS Meeting Content Programming Committee

AAPS seeks passionate, experience scientists to lead our Meeting Content Programming Committee!
 
The AAPS Meeting Content Programming Committee (MCPC) is responsible for planning high-quality content that engages all the communities present at the annual AAPS PharmSci 360, which will be introduced in November 2018.


  

AAPS PharmSci 360 Programming Structure
 
The AAPS PharmSci 360 programming structure has 5 Scientific Tracks:

  • Bioanalytics
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Formulation & Quality
  • Manufacturing & Bioprocessing
  • Preclinical Development
Each track will be evenly divided into two sub-tracks: one for Chemical Entities and one for Biomolecules.

AAPS Meeting Content Programming Committee Structure
MCPCStructure
 
Available Positions
 
AAPS is seeking volunteers to apply for the following positions:
 
POSITION  # OF OPENINGS  ESTIMATED TIME COMMITMENT & TERM OF SERVICE  QUALIFICATIONS & DUTIES  APPOINTMENT 
Vice Chair  1
  • 15-month execution cycle of PharmSci 360, which begins in approximately August and concludes with the convention’s wrap-up the following year 
  • 2-3 hours a week on average over the 15-month period 
  • Succeeds the Chair after the convention 
 
Refer to attachment (PDF) Appointed by the AAPS President
Track Chairs  5
  •  15-month execution cycle of PharmSci 360, which begins in approximately August and concludes with the convention’s wrap-up the following year 
  • 1 hour per a week on average over the 15-month period, with 3-4 hours per week in a 4-5 intense execution periods 
 
Refer to attachment (PDF) Recommended by MCPC with staff endorsement and appointed by AAPS President
Track Leaders  10 openings; 2 leaders per track one
dedicated to either chemical or biomolecular programming
 
  • 15-month execution cycle of PharmSci 360, which begins in approximately August and concludes with the convention’s wrap-up the following year 
  • 3-4 hours per month on average over the 15-month period 
 
Refer to attachment (PDF) Recommended by MCPC with staff endorsement and appointed by AAPS President

Ready to apply?
 
Submit your application online by Friday, July 7. All applicants will be notified about the application status by September 25, 2017.
 

Year-Round Theme Task Teams

AAPS has identified five scientific themes it wishes to explore in its programming this year. A chair has been selected for each team, and AAPS is now seeking subject matter experts to serve with those chairs. Learn more about the themes and available positions.

Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering, but you don't have a lot of time to spare? Volunteering short-term within AAPS is a great way to make a difference. We offer a variety of opportunities including knowledge-sharing, resume counseling, offering feedback, and student chapter visits. Review the options and find an opportunity that is the perfect fit for you.

Extended Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering your time and talent, we provide easy access to a wide range of long-term volunteer opportunities that last up to a year or more. Whether you want to contribute to specific programs (book editing, mentoring, or programming) or get involved within your niche community (discussion groups, focus groups, or sections), we can help you find the opportunity that is right for you.