Careers in physiology provide physiologists with opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research andteach the next generation of scientists and medical professionals. Working in the field can help spread the excitement of science with the public and help them better understand what physiologists do. APS assists students, trainees and experienced physiologists with career development.

Annual ACDP Salary Survey

The Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology (ACDP) conducts an annual survey to offer a snapshot of faculty and student demographics, departmental budgets, research space, time spent teaching and salaries. Use this data to advocate for yourself or your department.

Career Symposium

The APS Career Symposium is organized annually by the Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee. Topics cover all aspects of career-related issues relevant to today’s researchers, educators and trainees at all stages of their career.

Looking for a New Job?

Explore the APS Jobs Board, which connects you with employers across the country and around the globe. Positions are listed by category – from trainees to faculty – and for academic and non-academic careers.


Physiology Career Opportunities

Explore physiology career options and learn what our members do in the Society’s member highlights and articles.

Our Members

Jeff Sands, PhD, FAPSJeff Sands, MD, FAPS
Renal Division Director and Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Emory University

David Mattson, PhD

David Mattson, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Sue Bodine, PhD

Sue Bodine, PhD, FAPS
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine