Career Development Ebook

Press Release


For more information:
Rebecca Stauffer
AAPS Communications Manager
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New Career Development Ebook Released

Career Strategies for the Modern Scientist

Arlington, VA—AAPS is excited to announce the launch of the ebook, Career Strategies for the Modern Scientist, featuring exclusive career development content aimed at pharmaceutical scientists. 

The ebook is the latest AAPS career development resource designed specifically to support pharmaceutical scientists, regardless of their career stage. It is drawn from expert-written articles that have appeared in AAPS Newsmagazine, AAPS’ popular, members-only publication. Topics include career planning; management and leadership skills; mentoring/mentee relationships; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in scientific workplaces.

Career Strategies for the Modern Scientist stands as a reservoir of profound insights,” AAPS Career Development Committee Chair Yongchao Su, Ph.D., said. “From strategic blueprints for career advancement to the transformative power of strengths-based development, this ebook highlights the balance between deep professional expertise and vital soft skills, with an emphasis on leadership and effective communication.

“Whether you're an emerging scientist or a seasoned professional, this ebook serves as a guiding beacon, illuminating the intricate terrains of career pathways, mentorship endeavors, and your ascent to resonant leadership.”

The ebook is an exclusive AAPS member benefit and can be accessed on AAPS’ Career Development site. 


American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association of more than 7,000 scientists and professionals employed in academia, industry, regulatory, and other research related to the pharmaceutical sciences worldwide. Its mission is to advance the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health, which members pursue through four peer-reviewed journals and a variety of events in person and online.

AAPS provides Career Development resources specific to scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry, at every stage of their careers. Resources include webinars, workshops, sessions at AAPS in-person events, articles in the AAPS Newsmagazine, and the annual salary survey—the only salary survey focused on pharmaceutical scientists.