Job Opportunities at AIP

The American Institute of Physics provides a wide variety of services for science societies, the physics community, students and the general public, as well as for over 100,000 people who comprise AIP’s Member Societies.

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Current open positions

The American Institute of Physics is offering a paid part-time internship opportunity under the direction of the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.  The individual will be responsible for basic accounting tasks such as journal entry preparation, account analysis and accounts payable.  The successful intern will assist with planning and budgeting, review invoices for proper coding, purchase order, approval, amount and 1099 designation; prepare data entry batch; perform reconciliation of various accounts from general ledger and will perform other duties as assigned. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and University of Maryland.

The American Institute of Physics Education Division is seeking an Intern who will work under the direction of Education Communications Manager to assist with the administration and analysis of the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma social media sites as well as compile information for online publications. Other tasks as assigned. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and University of Maryland.

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives, a special collection in the history of modern physics, astronomy, and allied sciences at the American Institute of Physics, seeks an Assistant Photo Librarian to be responsible for administering the print and digital photograph collections held in the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.  This position is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, including access, preservation, copyright, and promotion of the photograph collection. Duties include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, database maintenance, providing reference services, overseeing digitization and other related activities. The successful candidate will work to improve access to the photograph collections, supervise part-time assistants and student interns, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library as needed.

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives, a special collection in the history of modern physics, astronomy, and allied sciences at the American Institute of Physics, seeks an Assistant Librarian to be responsible for administering the print holdings and overseeing the daily operations of the Library.  Duties include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, database maintenance, providing reference services, overseeing digitization and other related activities. The successful candidate will work to improve access to the book and journal collections, supervise part-time assistants and student interns, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library as needed.

 

Are you passionate about science and talented with your command of the written word?

The news and media services team seeks a Physics News Writer and Editor who will be responsible for writing about cutting-edge research in the field of physics. The successful candidate will also help to edit freelance contributions and will curate a section of a redesigned insidescience.org  web site, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The writer will have the opportunity to write stories on additional topics as available, and will contribute to the department's editing needs as well.

Inside Science produces general audience news and feature articles, essays, videos, opinion pieces, infographs and blog entries about cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the science behind every day phenomena. Our work appears online and in syndication in mainstream media outlets, including the Washington Post, Business Insider, FoxNews.com, the Christian Science Monitor and SFGate.

The American Institute of Physics is offering a paid internship opportunity under the direction of the News & Media Services team. This position is expected to last for twelve weeks. The successful candidate will be responsible for pitching, writing and editing content for the Inside Science line of news products, which include: Inside Science News Service (AP-style wire service for science news), Inside Science Currents (blog), and the online content for the Inside Science TV website. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is located close to College Park Metro and University of Maryland, College Park.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking two full-time temporary Research Assistants to join the Center for History of Physics for Summer 2016.  The successful candidates will work with the Director of the Center for History of Physics in a team setting, to research and develop information on the history of women and minorities in physics and allied sciences. The research assistants will produce materials useful to K-12 teachers which tell these neglected stories of women and minorities in modern science. The position is expected to last through September 1, 2016. Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Director of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives who will be responsible for directing the Institute’s library and archives.  The successful candidate will also carry out and supervise work on the preservation of papers of scientists, records of science institutions, and records of collaborative research projects worldwide.  She/he will work directly with scientists, science administrators, archivists, historians, and social scientists.

The successful candidate will design and carry out projects in preservation and access for historical materials and documentation research.  She/he will write proposals for outside funding of projects; assist in development work for annual donations and endowment campaigns, oversee grants for the archives program, disseminate archival knowledge and expertise of the AIP History Programs through oral presentations, papers, and reports.  She/he will help plan, write, and publish the History Programs Newsletter and other publications.  The incumbent will work within professional organizations and committees to preserve and make known the history of the physical sciences.

In addition, she/he will develop policy, conduct operational and long range planning for the division; as well as, oversee the annual budget, supervise the staff while monitoring schedules, preparing annual evaluations, and all other duties as assigned.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Government Relations Division is seeking a Science Policy Analyst. The primary responsibility of this position is policy writing and analysis. The successful candidate will monitor, analyze, and disseminate written information on federal science legislation, budget, policy, leadership, and related matters. As a member of the Government Relations team, she/he will support AIP and Member Societies in their interactions with Congress and other policy makers.

AIP provides policy information through FYI, a growing suite of information products and services that includes the FYI Science Policy Bulletin, is a well-regarded, objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical sciences community. Its readers include senior officials in federal R&D agencies, the White House, congressional offices, the news media, professional scientific organizations, universities, corporations, and national laboratories. With the guidance of the Director of Science Policy, the Science Policy Analyst will be one of the primary writers and analysts for the FYI Science Policy Bulletin and also make major contributions to a growing suite of other FYI products. He/she will provide relevant information to AIP staff and Member Societies, update the FYI section of the AIP website, and work to grow the visibility and readership of FYI in the physical sciences community and in Washington, D.C. The incumbent may also participate in the Coalition for National Science Funding, Energy Sciences Coalition, Coalition for National Security Research, Coalition for Aerospace and Science, and Climate Science Working Group, among others, on behalf of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma is seeking a Manager, Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma Programs.  The ideal candidate will take full responsibility for ongoing SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma programs, including scholarships and a variety of award programs, and will seek out new programs and projects as appropriate. This will include continuous evaluation and revision of existing programs and development of innovative new programs and also include the oversight of programs and projects from inception through execution. She/he will serve in a supervisory capacity for associated staff and take responsibility for all logistics of programs and projects, including consulting with the Director for budgetary considerations.

The successful candidate will work on special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies.  She/he will oversee SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma participation in a variety of special projects aimed and driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions, to include working with the Membership & Leadership Manager to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members and volunteer leadership and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.  Will work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Communications team to develop and carry out effective communication with all members and volunteer leadership to best market SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma initiatives.

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