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 Policy Analyst. The successful candidate will actively monitor and analyze developments in federal science legislation, budgets, policy actors, and related matters, for FYI, an authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy. Under the guidance of the Director of Science Policy, writes, edits, and publishes FYI content as part of an editorial team. Makes contributions to the development of a growing suite of new and existing FYI products. Works to grow the visibility and readership of FYI in the national physical sciences community and in Washington, D.C.

The American Institute of Physics is looking for a DNSS - Desktop/Network Support Specialist to provide PC and MAC technical support; configure network settings, VPN and wireless connectivity. Install application software on workstations.  Evaluate and troubleshoot new and current hardware and software.  Update and maintain status of open and in-progress help desk tickets and work orders.  Administrate telephone system.  Assist/Back-up System Administrator with MS Active Directory management tasks.  Provide computer and A/V equipment support for meetings and conferences.  Write/Updated end-user documentation.

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 higher education 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 through the end of January.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a full-time Associate Historian to help fulfill the AIP History Center’s mission to study the historical development of modern physics and allied sciences through publication of books, articles and Web exhibits, through oral history interviews, and through efforts to preserve professional papers of scientists and scientific institutions.  The Associate Historian will seek funds for, and conduct projects using the history of physics and allied sciences for education and public information, working with an interdisciplinary group of historians, archivists and librarians.

The Associate Historian will research for and conduct oral history interviews with scientists, particularly in support of Center’s history mission and its current research programs; edit transcripts of interviews; design and conduct education/public information projects; and assist in organization of early-career conference in history of physical science. This is a three-year term position with full benefits.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Senior Science Writer to join its large and growing news team. The ideal candidate will oversee journal highlights for AIP Publishing and partner journals and lend support to other projects. Primary responsibility will be to oversee production of 10 short, 200-word highlights per week written for a general audience and covering cutting-edge research discoveries published in peer-reviewed journals. This will entail selecting interesting articles from a daily feed, writing some, assigning others to freelance professional writers, editing the copy, and working with journal editors and news staff to finalize and disseminate the stories. She/he will develop and adhere to a strict, deadline-driven editorial workflow; will act as project lead and oversee all aspects of production; will prepare quarterly and annual reports for senior leadership; will maintain consistent editorial style and contribute to style guidelines; will contribute to other projects as assigned; will collaborate on multimedia; and will also provide guidance and mentoring to other staff.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking two Oral History Graduate Fellows to join the Center for History of Physics for a period of three to nine months, with possible renewal for another term. The successful candidates will participate in the Center’s Heliophysics Oral History Project, a comprehensive three-year project motivated by the question of how heliophysics coalesced into a distinct discipline. The Center aims to capture the history of a scientific field in formation through the collection of oral history interviews with approximately fifty scientists and engineers working within heliophysics and related sciences.Fellows will carry out background research, conduct oral history interviews with scientists and engineers working within heliophysics, and participate in the Center’s programs. A portion of each fellows’ time will be allocated to completing his/her dissertation.

AIP has been collecting oral history interviews since the 1960s on major areas and discoveries in the physical sciences. The collection currently consists of more than 1,500 oral histories, the largest of its kind in the world. Fellows will receive training in oral history interviewing. The start date and term of the position are flexible.

Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland.