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Welcome to USP Call For Candidates


Every five years USP invites qualified candidates— pharmaceutical scientists, academicians, regulatory professionals, healthcare practitioners, and others who work with medicines and foods—to apply to serve as scientific decision makers on its Expert Committees. Throughout a five year cycle USP also invites qualified candidates to serve as advisors on its Expert Panels that make recommendations to Expert Committees. The next call for Expert Committee candidates, which will be for the 2020-2025 cycle, will begin in 2018.


  • July 2018: Activities for the 2020-2025 Call for Candidates begin
  • January 2020: Deadline for Expert Committee chair applications
  • April 2020: Council of Experts elected at the USP Convention
  • May 2020: Deadline for Expert Committee member applications
  • May 2020: Expert Committee members elected by new Council of Experts
  • July 2020: 2020–2025 Council of Experts and Expert Committees begin their work

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Why become a USP expert volunteer

Impact global public health

Through the contribution of their individual expertise, USP experts help to ensure the identity, strength, quality, and purity of chemical and biological medicines, excipients, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP standards are recognized by regulatory authorities in 39 countries and are used in more than 140.

Share expertise and collaborate with colleagues worldwide

USP experts work with leading scientific, academic, regulatory, and practitioner professionals from all regions of the world. USP experts are supported by staff and state-of-the-art facilities in the United States, India, China, and Brazil.

Add distinction to your career

USP experts are called upon to utilize their best personal, professional, and scientific judgment to benefit global public health. It can be both a meaningful and enriching experience.