Volunteer Opportunities


AAPS is now seeking two Track Chairs and six Track Leaders to complete the first INTERPHEX Scientific Programming Advisory Committee.

AAPS is the exclusive authority on scientific focus areas that affect INTERPHEX. Beginning with the 2024 event, the INTERPHEX Scientific Programming Advisory Committee will review and select programming for the event, which takes place each spring in New York City.
Qualifications Include
  • Membership in AAPS must be maintained from the time of application through completion of the conference.
  • Depth of expertise, preferably influence, in a track-related pharmaceutical discipline relevant to CMC and Manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of trends affecting track area.
  • Awareness of key opinion leaders.
  • Experience leading and managing committees in AAPS or other associations.
  • Excellent communication, delegation, negotiation, and facilitation skills.
  • Attend INTERPHEX in 2024.
  • Must use web-based software, particularly Microsoft Teams, to interact with the committee and complete tasks.
Tasks Include
  • Identify critical programming for the meeting.
  • Review programming proposals submitted to INTERPHEX and recommend a slate of programs.
  • Ensure a high standard of science.
  • Identify critical programming for the meeting and recommend speakers to present it if needed.
  • Prioritize attendee experience over other concerns.
  • Be Available to AAPS staff by phone or email throughout term of service.
  • Participate in planning meetings, monthly SPAC conference calls, and INTERPHEX.
Read the complete role descriptions:
Applications due: 5pm ET, July 3, 2023. 

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Applicants will be notified about their application status in July.

Volunteer to Lead an AAPS Community!

Submit your application by June 30, 2023, 5pm ET.
One of the most critical volunteer positions in AAPS is chair of an AAPS Community Chair. Members depend on these leaders to drive professional interactions, networking, and educational growth in their community.
AAPS Community Chairs are able to expand their networks and polish their leadership skills while helping to develop scientific programming for the members of their community.
To become an AAPS Community Chair, members must volunteer for a three-year term. Appointees serve as the Community Vice Chair in the first year, Chair in the second year, and Immediate Past Chair in the final year.
To qualify for consideration, you must: 
  • Be a member of AAPS at the time of application and throughout service
  • Have 3-5 hours per month to serve, including:
  • Leading the community’s monthly leadership meeting
  • Attending the monthly AAPS Community Forum
  • Developing programming for the community
  • Have experience posting in the AAPS Communities
  • Have read the AAPS Community Chairs Guide (PDF)
AAPS prefers applicants that have: 
  • Experience chairing a committee
  • Past volunteer experience in AAPS programming, such as developing a symposium, presenting a poster, submitting an article to AAPS Newsmagazine, leading an Ask the Experts session, etc.
  • A mature network in the scientific community
  • 5+ years in their scientific profession
  • Topical knowledge related to the community’s scope 
Applicants will be notified about their application status at the end of September 2023.

AAPS Seeks Nine Experienced Scientists to Lead the 2024 NBC Scientific Programming Committee!

AAPS will hold the National Biotechnology Conference (NBC) face-to-face in San Francisco in May 2024. The NBC’s Scientific Programming Committee (SPC), under the leadership of 2024 Scientific Programming Committee Chair Katie Maass, Ph.D., will select and develop the event’s scientific program, including the symposia, keynotes, and prologue. 
AAPS is now recruiting 1 Vice Chair, 2 Track Chairs, and 6 Track Leaders to complete the committee. Successful applicants will be organized into four-person teams and assigned to a specific track that they will then develop. 
AAPS will determine the specific tracks, and the themes within the tracks, in consultation with committee members late in the summer.

Available Positions

AAPS is seeking volunteers for the following positions:





Vice Chair

This person will serve as Chair for the 2025 Meeting.

Refer to attachment (PDF)

Track Chairs

2 Track Chairs; each oversees a single track.

Refer to attachment (PDF)

Track Leaders

6 Track Leaders (3 per track).

Refer to attachment (PDF)

Requirements & Qualifications Include
  • You must be a member in good standing to apply. Contact [email protected] with questions about your membership.
  • Maintain membership throughout your term of service, which ends after the meeting.
  • Use collaboration platforms to exchange information and participate in the committee, including Microsoft Teams and the AAPS Communities.
  • Attend monthly meetings.
    Depth of expertise, and preferably influence, in a pharmaceutical discipline relevant to biologics and biotechnology.
  • Knowledge of trends affecting biologics and biotechnology.
  • Awareness of key opinions held by leaders in the field.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills. Must be willing to:
    • Promote the submission of session topics through personal contacts, social media, and the AAPS Communities.
    • Recruit specific speakers and facilitate the development of key sessions that complete the program.
    • Communicate with organizers throughout program development.
  • Attend the NBC in May 2024 in San Francisco.
Time Commitment
Committee members will spend an average of 2-3 hours per month on this project, with periods of more intense and less intense engagement depending on the stage of program development.

Ready to apply?
Submit your application online by 5:00 PM ET on June 1!
All applicants will be notified about their application status in July.

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.