Volunteer Opportunities


Career Development Committee Call for Volunteers

AAPS seeks as many as five new committee members

The AAPS Career Development Committee develops programming to support career growth for members in all sectors and career stages of pharmaceutical science. The committee brainstorms topics, recruits speakers and writers, and discusses soft skills in leadership and management that pharmaceutical scientists seek to develop. 

The Career Development Committee’s projects include:

  • Developing the Career Development Tracks presented at PharmSci 360 and the National Biotechnology Conference (NBC)
  • Developing quarterly articles on Career Development topics for Newsmagazine
  • Developing quarterly webinars on topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) issues that affect scientists 

AAPS now seeks applicants for as many as 4-5 seats on the committee, including a vice chair who will lead the committee as chair in 2024.

Candidates representing academia, industry, and government are welcome. Candidates who have experience in recruiting and hiring; managing legal issues, esp. patents and intellectual property; and developing programming related to diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially welcome.


  1. A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in pharmaceutical science. 
  2. Maintain membership in AAPS through term of service.
  3. Maintain membership in at least one AAPS Community.
  4. Attend hour-long teleconferences each month.
  5. Brainstorm career-oriented articles, webinars, and live sessions.
  6. Use personal networks to assist in sourcing authors and speakers.
  7. Assist in developing calls for Career Development Programming and selecting sessions for presentation. 

Career Development Committee members are also encouraged to contribute articles and session proposals themselves. 

Term of Service

Committee members are appointed to two-year terms, with the option of renewing for one year twice. 

Apply Now!

AAPS will accept applications until September 5. 

All candidates will be notified of their status in September.

Participate in the Visiting Scientist Program!

The Visiting Scientist Program connects pharmaceutical scientists with students to share their knowledge and experiences. Volunteers may arrange to visit a college in-person or virtually.


  • Expose students to career opportunities in the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Provide colleges and their faculty with access to scientists with working expertise.
  • Increase communication and foster information exchange between students and professionals working in the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Convey to students and faculty the complexities, opportunities, challenges, and costs associated with drug discovery, development, production, quality control, and marketing.  

Experienced scientists from all disciplines related to the pharmaceutical sciences are invited to participate.

Learn more by reading the program description and guidelines.

Apply today!

Application for Scientists

Application for Colleges

The AAPS Student Program Support Committee will match scientists with colleges based on their applications and connect the two parties to arrange a mutually agreeable schedule for the virtual event or in-person visit. The committee will do its best to create a mutually beneficial match.


Email the AAPS Membership Department or call +1.877.998.2277 for assistance.

Submit Your Proposal 

Write a Cover Article for AAPS Newsmagazine 

Do you want to share your perspective on recent pharmaceutical science research, advancements, or news? Is it important for your career to write frequently? Write for AAPS Newsmagazine!

AAPS Newsmagazine is one of the highest-rated AAPS member benefits, and the scientific cover articles are the most read articles in the magazine. Cover articles appear in both the print and online magazine, are featured in the monthly email to members, and are highlighted in AAPS social media. Join 20+ years of authors who have shared their expertise and perspectives on some of the hottest trends in pharmaceutical science.

Cover Article Topics

Topics fall into five general areas: Preclinical Development, Bioanalytics, Clinical Pharmacology, Formulation and Quality, and Manufacturing and Bioprocessing. Find a list of specific topics for cover articles on AAPS Newsmagazine Online.

Ready to apply? Submit your application online.

Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering, but you don't have a lot of time to spare? We offer a variety of opportunities including knowledge-sharing, resume counseling, offering feedback, and student chapter visits.

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AAPS Communities Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to join an AAPS Community leadership team to enhance members' networking, discussions, and knowledge-sharing.

We are seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Secretary: Corresponds with community volunteers and maintains its records
  • Learning Opportunities Manager(s): Develops learning opportunities
  • Member Engagement Manager(s): Engages members in the online community platform 

Refer to the Communities Leadership Positions Guide for complete details about the duties for each position.       

Leadership Activities

The community leadership drives activities in this community to increase online discussions and develop learning opportunities to help the members to learn and grow. Activities include:

  • Community leadership hold monthly, one-hour teleconferences to drive activities within the community.
  • The chair will be invited to monthly calls to connect all community chairs.
  • Community volunteers are invited to monthly, one-hour training webinars.
  • Time to develop learning opportunities which varies based on specific projects being developed.
  • Time to share information and monitor discussions in the online platform.
  • Attendance at PharmSci 360 is encouraged to promote the community and engage conference attendees.


The term for all positions is a minimum of one year with the option to renew. 


  • Be an AAPS member at the time of application.
  • Membership must be maintained while in a leadership position.
  • Interest in contributing to the Communities to help connect members and share knowledge and resources.
  • Ability to share documents and communicate with other members in the online community platform.

Apply Today!

All applicants will be screened as submissions are received. Please allow two weeks for notification of your application status.

If you have any questions, email Maria Nadeau, director, membership & communities, or call +1.703.248.4709.