Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer for an AAPS Awards Selection Committee

The AAPS Awards Committee seeks applications for volunteers to serve on selection committees for two of AAPS' most important honors: the Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, and the Global Leader Award. Read about both awards in the AAPS Awards Guide (PDF).

Applicants must:

  • Maintain membership throughout their service.
  • Review the award's requirements in the AAPS Awards Guide (PDF).
  • Commit to spending a few hours in early May reviewing nomination packages.
  • Declare any conflict of interest they might hold with a nominee to the AAPS Awards Committee Chair.
  • Attend a selection committee meeting in May to select a recipient.
  • Use web-based software, including Microsoft Teams and the awards review platform.
  • Maintain confidentiality and act impartially and diligently.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023, at 5pm ET.

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Applicants will be notified about their status in April.

AAPS and Springer Nature Seek New Editor-in-Chief for The AAPS Journal

We seek an exceptional candidate to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of The AAPS Journal. This is a freelance role (stipend paid), and one best suited to someone who is currently doing research themselves; motivated to collaborate with the editorial teams of AAPS Open, AAPS PharmSciTech, and Pharmaceutical Research.

While we anticipate general interest in this position, given that it is the latest role available and part of AAPS’ eminent journal portfolio, we particularly welcome those with previous senior editor or editorial board experience.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, three references, and publication/editorial records to AAPS’ Publication Manager, Matt Baughman at [email protected].

Review the job description (PDF) before applying. 

Applications Due: March 31, 2023, at 5pm ET

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Training will begin in the Fall of 2023, appointment officially starts on January 1, 2024.

Volunteer for the Rapid Fire Committee

Choose Rapid Fire Sessions for PharmSci 360

AAPS will present more than 250 Rapid Fire Sessions at PharmSci 360. All will be selected by the Rapid Fire Committee! AAPS is seeking a Vice Chair, 5 Track Chairs, and 10 Track Representatives to serve on this committee.  
Rapid Fires are quick, 10-minute presentations on the latest scientific topics that relate to the tracks and themes on which PharmSci 360’s scientific program is built. 

Members of the Rapid Fire Committee must:

  • Be AAPS members at time of application and maintain their membership through October 2023
  • Encourage scientists to propose Rapid Fire presentations
  • Select Rapid Fire presentations that relate to the tracks and themes of the event as established by the PharmSci 360 Scientific Programming Committee (SPC)
  • Recruit Rapid Fire speakers and moderators
  • Attend PharmSci 360 in Orlando in October and help manage the Rapid Fire program on site 

Additional responsibilities and requirements are outlined in the descriptions for each role: 

Application Deadline: April 5, 2023, at 5pm ET

Ready to volunteer?

Complete the volunteer application!

Now Accepting Early Poster Abstract Submissions!

Review important dates and requirements in the Call for Poster Abstracts (PDF) before you submit.

Important Notes for Authors

You must become an AAPS member before submitting your abstract if you plan to use the membership discount on your registration for PharmSci 360. Join now!


Read all instructions and complete all tasks. The submission site will guide you through submitting step-by-step. Be careful not to miss a step!


Include data in your abstract. AAPS poster abstracts are data-driven. Abstracts that have no data, or that make promises to include data later, will be rejected.


Travelships and Awards

Early Abstract submissions will be evaluated for AAPS Awards and/or Travelships.  Late Breaking Poster Abstract submissions will not be considered for AAPS Awards or Travelships.


Review the Tracks/Topics (Review Groups) before beginning your online abstract submission. Tracks/Subtracks/Topics may be found in the Call for Poster Abstracts (PDF) document listed above.

Submission Deadline: May 3, 2023 at 5pm ET

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Call for Volunteer Abstract Screeners

AAPS seeks volunteer poster abstract screeners to review submitted abstracts for the 2023 PharmSci 360.  To be a screener you must agree to:

  1. Review and select the Review Groups in which you are experienced. The Review Groups correspond to PharmSci 360’s tracks and topics. 
    Learn More about Tracks/Subtrack/Topics
  2. Review Screener Training before screening begins.
  3. Spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with the applicable literature in your area of expertise.
  4. Spend a few minutes reading each abstract assigned to you and answering a few questions about it.
  5. Review assigned abstracts May 5-22, 2023, for early submissions and/or July 21-August 7, 2023 for Late Breaking Poster Abstract submissions. 

Ready to apply? 

Screener Sign-up




Volunteer Opportunities Available Throughout the Year

AAPS Communities

Join a scientific or career-focused AAPS Community leadership team to enhance members' networking, discussions, and knowlegde-sharing.

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AAPS Community Ambassadors

Do you love to talk about your science? Then you should consider volunteering to serve as an AAPS Community Ambassador.

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Develop a Meeting Proposal

Share your meeting idea and AAPS can help you build an exciting event your colleagues want to attend.

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Develop a Webinar

Develop a webinar to deliver the latest information on pharmaceutical science topics without the need for travel.

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Visiting Scientist Program

Visit virtually or in-person with a college to share your knowledge and experiences with students.

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Write for AAPS Newsmagazine

Share a person story for the Members Voices column or a scientific article for a cover story.

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Thank You, Volunteers!

AAPS leadership and staff thank all of AAPS’ volunteers for their amazing contributions in advancing the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health. Because of your support, AAPS members benefit from opportunities to learn, grow, and excel in their careers.