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 (AIP) is seeking a Science Writer/PIO who will be a central team member in the News and Media Services Division (NMS) and will help to promote breaking science news appearing in peer-reviewed journals and at meetings devoted to the physical sciences. He/she will perform webcasting/podcasting, utilize professional audio and video equipment, write news releases, pitch stories to reporters and help to execute successful PR for a large portfolio of meetings and journals.  The successful candidate will write in plain language about research news in the physical sciences with precision and flair for the media and the public.

The American Institute of Physics is looking for a full-time Product Associate to join its GradSchoolShopper Team. GradSchoolShopper (GSS), the most comprehensive directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences, seeks a high energy, customer-centric individual to grow this unique resource.

The successful candidate will handle incoming/outgoing sales and customer support to grow the product. Conduct research to create leads for sales efforts.  Build relationships with university communities. Maintain GSS program database. Assist with preparing and distributing marketing materials via various outlets, as well as fulfill other support duties as needed. The position will start with a domestic focus and potentially grow into developing an international product.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to join its News & Media Services team. The successful candidate will fulfill multiple office functions and will also coordinate several programs. Responsibilities include: maintaining office calendar/schedule, coordinating travel arrangements and meetings, opening and distributing mail for the department staff. He/she will also assist the Awards Specialist with coordination of Science Communications Awards from start to finish. The ideal candidate will provide ongoing administrative support to the News Director, as well as fulfill other support duties 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.

Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics, is looking for a creative, talented, energetic individual to oversee all aspects of the Books department. The successful candidate will manage the books department in print and online and acquire and edit reviews of other physics-related media. She/he will identify and evaluate possible topics for feature articles and other editorial departments; review letters, other editors' stories and articles; attend and participate in staff meetings and assist as needed in any department of the magazine.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full-time IT/Helpdesk Manager to take charge of our Help Desk operations and ensure top-notch technical support for AIP end-users. The successful candidate will have hands-on technical expertise coupled with excellent communication skills. You will have experience running the IT service desk function, prioritizing and managing support requests, analyzing service desk metrics, and knowing how to help the organization work smarter and more efficiently. You’ll assist in developing and enforcing IT policies and procedures and will be an experienced technical troubleshooter.

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 (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.