Volunteer Opportunities


AAPS seeks experienced scientists to lead the 2023 PharmSci 360 Scientific Programming Committee!

Help select sessions and recruit speakers for the symposia, keynotes, and prologues that will be presented at PharmSci 360 October 22-25, 2023, in Orlando, Florida.

This event will be face-to-face and all committee members are expected to attend in person. 

NEW! Introducing the Preclinical and Translational Sciences Track

PharmSci 360 is updating its tracks this year to ensure the research and ideas pharmaceutical scientist need now is presented at the meeting. The new track explores the area of science connecting discovery and basic research with human medicine. The volunteer working on this track will need expertise in the development of knowledge of targets, biological mechanisms, disease characteristics, and intended patient populations using preclinical and clinical data to anticipate, understand, and optimize the use of a new drug in humans.

Learn more about all the tracks. 

PharmSci 360’s Tracks

  • Discovery & Basic Research
  • Preclinical and Translational Sciences
  • Bioanalytics
  • Manufacturing and Analytical Characterization
  • Formulation and Delivery
    Available Positions

    AAPS is seeking volunteers or the following positions:




    2023 Vice Chair

    The selected individual will serve as vice chair in 2023, and automatically advance to chair in 2024. This individual will also serve as the 2023 chair of the Abstract Screening Committee.

    Refer to attachment (PDF)

    2023 Track Chairs

    There are 5 track chairs; each oversees a single track.

    Refer to attachment (PDF)

    2023 Sub-Track Chairs

    There are 10 sub-track chairs – 2 per track. Each has either a chemical or biological focus.

    Refer to attachment (PDF)


    To qualify for consideration, you must:

    • Be an AAPS member in good standing at time of application and throughout service.
    • Commit to the requirements outlined in the position description. 
    • Participate in planning meetings, including monthly Scientific Programming Committee conference calls.
    • Develop the track, including selecting sessions; organizing the flow of sessions and entering them into the programming grid; recruiting speakers; and managing speakers up to and during the meeting.
    • Attend the 2023 PharmSci 360 in person in Orlando, Florida.
    • Complete this submission form 

    Submit your application by 5pm ET, Tuesday October 25, 2022.

    Applicants will be notified about their application status in November.

    Complete the submission form!

    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.