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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The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

Essential Functions:

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

Inside Science seeks a science writer and editor to produce great text and collaborate on multimedia ventures. We are an innovative and well-regarded model of editorially independent nonprofit science journalism. With us, reach a global audience with reliable and engaging news articles, videos, guest columns, and blog entries showing how science connects to everyday lives and the surrounding world. Create content that is offered for syndication in mainstream media outlets such as The Washington Post, Business Insider, FoxNews.com, the Christian Science Monitor and SFGate.

Inside Science is produced by the American Institute of Physics and supported by a coalition of scientific society underwriters. Take advantage of our deep connections to the science community by finding unique stories and voices from the world of the physical sciences, with tentacles in all of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking an Assistant Director to work with the Director and assist with overseeing the Niels Bohr Library & Archives team at AIP. The Assistant Director will be responsible for managing the library print resources and coordinating reference services to ensure that all staff meet the standards of the user community. Responsibilities include scheduling, staffing and training reference desk staff; training library and archives staff in reference resources and services; collection development; cataloging books and serials; administering the integrated library system; designing and implementing preservation programs for print and electronic holdings; directing book digitization efforts; collecting library use statistics and assessing research trends and user needs; managing contracts and vendor relationships; assisting researchers in using the library's resources; maintaining the disaster prevention and recovery plan; and working with the library Director on long-range planning for space needs, outreach events and programming, and other library projects. 

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a full-time Manager of Member Society Programs and Communications to interact with the Member Societies across the federation and throughout the Institute. The Manager will advance AIP's relationships with the Member Societies through written communications and face-to-face interactions, as well as increase the frequency and consistency by which AIP communicates with its Member Society volunteers on committees throughout AIP. The Manager will be responsible for implementing a means for tracking the Member Society customer relationship to encompass the services rendered by AIP, monitoring required follow-up, and tracking volunteer involvement. 

Other job duties include enhancing Member Society knowledge of AIP programs and staff knowledge of Member Society programs, coordinating AIP staff attendance at Member Society conferences, coordinating meetings and events to maximize interactions and overall experience, writing regular AIP news columns for Member Society publications, and assuring a high-level of awareness about AIP Member Societies' mission, activities, challenges, etc., across the Institute.

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a part-time temporary Survey Assistant to join its Statistical Research Center.  The successful candidate will provide clerical support to the department in conducting its high school surveys.   Responsibilities include follow-up telephoning, light data-entry, internet searches and archiving information.  Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland.  Flexible workday hours.   Position available immediately for up to 6 months.   

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a full-time Government Relations Advocacy Associate to enable AIP and its Member Societies to inform and influence the U.S. Congress and other policy makers. The Associate will assist with coordinating and advancing legislative and policy goals and programs. Responsibilities will include: monitoring and analyzing federal science legislation and policy developments, representing AIP and Member Societies at meetings with Executive and Legislative Branch staff, and participating in science policy coalitions and task forces.  The successful candidate should be proficient at relationship and coalition building among a variety of stakeholders and should be able to communicate the benefits of scientific research to non-scientific audiences.  The Associate will also help AIP and AIP Member Societies with science policy events and activities such as Congressional visit days, including development of informational materials and scheduling meetings.    

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a full-time Digital Marketing Analyst who will support digital content and product development across AIP.  The Analyst is responsible for web and social media metrics activities — configuring Google Analytics and other software tools, setting up dashboards, and designing reports for AIP business owners and stakeholders — and contributing to data-driven marketing plans. The Analyst will recommend ways to improve the reach and impact of AIP’s publications and services based on the analytics, including SEO strategies to improve search results.

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full-time IT/Helpdesk Manager to lead our Help Desk operation and ensure top-notch technical support for AIP end-users. The IT/ Helpdesk Manager will orchestrate the successful and timely delivery of Helpdesk services.  He/she will administer a Service Desk system, prioritize and manage support activities, analyze service desk metrics, generate reports and enhance the quality of support delivered.  He/she will work with the IT Services Director to establish SLAs, develop IT policies and procedures and promote new technology and services to improve work place productivity.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing 1 – 2 employees and must have experience coaching, developing staff, and providing performance feedback.

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. AIP exists to illuminate science - to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.
The American Institute of Physics is seeking an enthusiastic intern who is passionate about cutting-edge science.  This is a paid internship opportunity under the direction of the News & Media Services team for Fall 2016. The internship is full-time and expected to last for a twelve (12) week duration.  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 a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences.  Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students.  AIP exists to illuminate science—to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Manager, Education Programs for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma Programs. 

The successful candidate will manage ongoing student outreach programs, develop education and professional content, oversee scholarship and award programs, develop SPS chapters, oversee a summer intern program, facilitate outreach events, mentor students, and will seek out new programs and projects, as appropriate. This position includes an assessment of programs, evaluation of impact, and revision of existing programs. Programs and projects are managed from inception through execution. The Manager will serve in a supervisory capacity for the associated staff and take responsibility for all logistics of programs and projects, including consulting with the leadership team for budgetary considerations.

The successful candidate will work on special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies aimed at driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions.  Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies. The Manager 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.    

Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP serves as a federation of physical science societies in a common mission to promote physics and allied fields.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum Development

  • Lead initiatives for programmatic and website enhancements for SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma programs.
  • Manage programs and projects from inception through execution dealing with science/physics education.
  • Consult with the leadership team for budgetary considerations concerning programs and projects.
  • 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.    
  • Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.

Chapter & Conference Leadership

  • Lead initiatives to improve AIP branding for student chapters on university campuses.
  • Lead and develop student physics society conferences.
  • Special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies aimed at driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions. 
  • Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.
  • Develop educational and professional content.
  • Oversee scholarship and award programs.
  • Develop SPS chapters and oversee a summer intern program.

Staff Development 

  • Direct the planning, development, implementation, budgeting, and support of all SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma department/staff functions.  
  • Provide guidance, coaching and direction for SPS staff to improve student chapter participation and engagement.
  • Administer and manage policies, standards, and practices to ensure fair, consistent and effective operations.
  • Serve in a supervisory capacity for the associated staff.

Member Society Liaison Services

  • Coordinate with participating Member Societies in the areas of Student engagement
  • Develop and facilitate outreach and engagement events for Member Societies, Students and Faculty.