Volunteer Opportunities

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Write a Cover Article 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. Join 20+ years of authors who have shared their expertise and perspectives on some of the hottest trends in pharmaceutical science.

2019 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 the AAPS Newsmagazine website.

For more information and to apply, visit the AAPS Newsmagazine website. Apply today before your topic area is filled!

Help Plan 2019 PharmSci 360

AAPS seeks passionate, experienced scientists to lead our Scientific Programming Committee!

The AAPS Scientific Programming Committee (SPC) is responsible for planning high-quality scientific content that engages all the communities present at the annual AAPS PharmSci 360.

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 is evenly divided into two sub-tracks: one for Chemical Entities and one for Biomolecules.

Available Positions

AAPS is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Position: 2019 Vice Chair

Number of Openings: The selected individual will serve as vice chair in 2019, and automatically advance to chair in 2020.

Qualifications & Duties: Refer to attachment (PDF)

Position: 2019 Track Chairs

Number of Openings: There are 5 track chairs; each oversees a single track.

Qualifications & Duties: Refer to attachment (PDF)

Position: 2019 Track Leaders

Number of Openings: There are 10 track chairs – 2 per track. Each track chair has either a chemical or biological focus.

Qualifications & Duties: Refer to attachment (PDF)

You must be a member in good standing to apply. Contact membership@aaps.org with questions about your membership.

Ready to apply? Submit your application online by Friday, July 6. All applicants will be notified about their application status by October 1, 2018.

Opportunity Description Approximate Time Commitment How To Contribute
Develop a Webinar Webinars offer a great opportunity to deliver the latest information on pharmaceutical science topics without the need for travel or time away from home and office. 7 hours Visit the AAPS Webinars webpage
Share Your Ideas Let us know how AAPS can help you. Share your ideas for scientific and professional development offerings. 5 minutes (more time is required if you volunteer to develop the idea) Complete the Share Your Ideas form
Visiting Scientist Program A forum for pharmaceutical scientists to visit colleges and share knowledge, experiences, and ideas with students. 2 hours to prepare a presentation; 1 day for the visit Email Chuck Salvetti

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.

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.

Authors/Editors for the AAPS Introductions in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Book Series

Consider identifying an area of science for which the fundamental knowledge and/or skills are relatively concrete and easy to describe. Decide if you want to be a chapter author, where you can describe part of these foundational concepts, or if you want to be a book editor, where you can lace the chapter pieces together to tell a cohesive and coherent story.

  1. Chapter authors can expect a three- to six-month commitment (depending on your personal writing style and scheduling availability). Most of the work will be done within a short time early in the project, with a follow-up check-in when the book is completed. Book editors can expect a bit longer commitment (largely dependent on how responsible the chapter authors are to meeting deadlines).
  2. Book editors do not have much work at the start of the project and typically have more concentrated periods of activity as the chapters are being submitted through to book production. This time commitment may be closer to 9-12 months (perhaps a bit longer), but only a few months where there is a heavier load.

Do you have ideas, but are not sure where to go with them? Email Robin Zavod or call her at +1.630.515.6478. Robin would be happy to help stitch book projects together, potentially bringing authors from multiple institutions together, to fill gaps in expertise.

New AAPS Communities Volunteer Opportunities

In 2018, AAPS sections and focus groups are shifting to a community-focused format to enhance members' networking, discussions, and knowledge-sharing.

New positions include:

Community Leader
Coordinator & point-of-contact

Community Facilitator
Leads online discussions

Community Administrator
Maintain resources

Community Content Administrator
Develop learning opportunities

Learn more about these positions and how to apply by visiting the Communities Volunteer Opportunities webpage.

Email Maria Nadeau if you have any questions.