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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Technical Translator for Quality Culture Survey

The PDA Quality Culture Assessment Pilot program is requesting translation assistance for the site survey.     Because there are now several international sites enrolled in the pilot program, we have need to deliver the survey questions in local languages to ensure good participation at all levels on the manufacturing site.   It is not a long document, only 30 questions, and not terribly technical.  If you have the ability to read and write in Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Hungarian or Chinese, please complete the volunteer application or email Karena Grigsby at

Chapter Volunteer: Event Planning and Logistics

The PDA Singapore Chapter is seeking volunteers to assist with planning and executing the Chapter's 2017 events. Those interested should attend a briefing on Jan. 23. RSVP for the event to

Date and time: Monday, 23 January 2017, 5:00  pm to 7.00 pm
Location: Novartis, Mapletree Business City, 20 West Pasir Panjang Road #10-25/28, Singapore 117439

Technical Report Reviewer

The SR&A department is currently looking for individuals with cell therapy or ATMP production process development experience and/or regulatory authority personnel who evaluate cell therapy/ATMP processes. Anticipated start is Fall 2017.

Technical Report Reviewer: Revision of TR 42: Process Validation of Protein Manufacturing

The SR&A department is currently looking for individuals with process validation experience with biological materials (e.g., antibody production) and/or regulatory authority personnel who evaluate production processes. Anticipated start is Fall 2017.

Technology Case Study

The PDA Letter is looking for authors to write short case studies based on their experiences implementing new technologies into their operations. These could be in manufacturing, labwork, packaging, etc. We’re looking for 750-1000 word articles. We’re always looking for such authors so there is no deadline. Authors can be of any background and level of experience.

Author an Article for the PDA Letter

The PDA Letter is looking for submissions on the following topics:

  • Industry 4.0’s impact on Pharma - Due by Jan. 17, 2017
  • ATMPs: Fitting Small-Scale Processing into.... - Due by Feb. 15, 2017
  • Snapshot of Evolving Asceptic Processing Technologies - Due by Mar. 17, 2017
  • Cutting Edge Materials/Components for Injection... - Due by Apr. 14, 2017
  • Status Report on FDA's Quality Metrics - Due by May 26, 2017
  • Automation of Endotoxin Testing - Due by Jun. 23, 2017
  • Flexible Options for Pre-filled Manufacturers - Due by Aug. 22, 2017
  • The I-Workforce: Developing Millennials - Due by Sept. 22, 2017
  • Novel Pharmaceutical Water Systems - Due by Dec. 15, 2017

The PDA Letter is PDA's membership publication covering science, technology, quality, regulatory affairs and association news and updates relevant to the PDA community.  Feature articles are supplied by PDA members to communicate their thoughts and expertise.

Learn more about being a PDA Letter Author

Author or Contribute to the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Manuscripts are accepted at any time, they can include letters to the editor, commentaries, reviews, original research, and technology/applications (e.g., case studies) 

Learn more about being a PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Author

Instructor for PDA Education Courses

PDA Education is looking for individuals who would like to teach either a lecture, hands-on or laboratory course on an innovative topic or a course in one of PDA's areas of specialty, including:

  • Aseptic Processing
  • Biotechnology
  • Combination Products
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Filtration
  • Microbiology
  • Quality and Regulatory Affairs
  • Supply Chain
  • Training
  • Validation
  • Visual Inspection
If you are interested in teaching or have an idea for a new course, please send a cover letter and resume to Karena Grigsby, Volunteer Coordinator, PDA.