Volunteer Opportunities

Spotlight Opportunities

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!

Screen Poster Abstracts for PharmSci 360

AAPS needs volunteers to review this year's submissions. Use your knowledge and expertise to help determine which posters will be presented!

Serving as a screener enhances your CV and supports early-career scientists participating in the networking event of the year.  

What’s required to volunteer?
  • Choose the PharmSci 360 track, sub-track, and topics in which you are comfortable screening submissions. Learn more about PharmSci 360 tracks and topics (PDF).
  • Make sure you are familiar with current, applicable literature.
  • Review the online screener training materials. Screeners will receive information by email in early June.
  • Read your assigned abstract submissions during the reviewing period (June 14 – July 11 and/or September 7-18) and answer a few questions about each.   
AAPS membership is not required.  

Ready to volunteer?   For more information, contact Teresa Homrich, AAPS Abstract Technology Manager.

Be an AAPS Social Media Champion

Are you active on social media and want to share the latest PharmSci developments with your community? Are you seeking greater engagement with AAPS, but don’t have the time for a standing committee? Do you want to help AAPS increase its reach and influence while positioning yourself as an expert resource?

Then the role of AAPS Social Media Champion might be right for you!

AAPS is looking for 10-15 members to assist our Department of Outreach in increasing our reach on social media, driving traffic to our website, engaging our members and the greater pharmaceutical science community, disseminate news and build relations and thought leadership, and better understand the needs of our current/future members.

Skill sets include:

  • Social Media Savvy, particularly LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Have a LinkedIn profile
  • Willingness and ability to share and develop content on your personal social media platforms
  • Interest in sharing the latest pharmaceutical science news and research
  • Desire to position AAPS – and yourself—as an unbiased resource in the pharmaceutical sciences 

Time Commitment:

  • Requires 1 training session (webinar) to introduce you to AAPS’ organizational goals, programs and services, and social media strategy.
  • After that, monitor AAPS posts on your time and share what you find of interest with your community
  • If you’re an author, meeting attendee, volunteer member, you will have other opportunities to develop and share content of your own – which AAPS may repost

Application Details:  Submit your application no later than June 1, 2018 and you’ll hear back from us no later than June 18.

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.