The University of Texas Medical Branch Aerospace Medicine Physician - Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

A degree in medicine (D.O. or M.D.) within ABMS-recognized board certification or eligibility in a clinical specialty required. Must be able to obtain a Texas medical license, DEA and DPS within 6 months of being hired. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Aerospace medicine residency (military or civilian)

Salary Range **

$140,000 to $180,000- commensurate with experience

Specific Job Related Duties **

  • Provide medical support to assigned ISS crewmembers including training support in Russia and in the U.S.; assisting with training of crewmembers; reviewing/assisting with documentation for Expeditions (Flight Rules, IDRD's etc.); and providing support to the development and verification of CHeCS procedures for Expedition crews.
  • Provide primary acute care for USOS astronauts and their dependents and NASA personnel and their dependents on deployment in Star City, Russia and coordinate, when required, with appropriate contract medical facilities in Moscow for medical support and assist Star NASA/Contractor personnel in obtaining support from western clinics in Moscow when the necessary support is outsidethe scope of the Star City clinic capabilities. Post office hours when deployed to Star City.
  • Monitor selected NASA astronaut crewmember schedules, physical testing, medical evaluations, science data collection, and crew training sessions during potentially hazardous activities for the ISS program in Star City, Russia in the absence of a JSC flightsurgeon and for the ISS program in the United States. Keep JSC management, through the ISS Crew Surgeon, advised of flight crewmember health during training and testing for assigned ISS missions.
  • Represent JSC Medical Operations on policies and requirements discussions in the absence of a NASA/JSC flight surgeon or when requested by NASA management.
  • Coordinate and accompany astronauts during medical evacuation out of Russia or from a Soyuz landingsite and with the Training Section (Star City Logistics personnel) for resupply of clinic items, as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining the medical clinic and Advanced Life Support Packs in Star City, Russia; inventory, restock/resupply, and equipment checkout. Changes to the clinic inventory will be coordinated with the NASA medical lead for the ISS Program.
  • Point of contact for communications (not policy decisions) with Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) medical establishment.
  • Exercise the Russian EMS/NCAP-SORK plan to ensure capabilities are present when required.
  • Train and complete certification for ISS Flight Surgeon Console support in MCC-H.
  • Provide medical information/knowledge/expertise to International Space Station Program (ISSP), Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and Human Health and Performance Directorate (HH&P;) boards (MIOCB, SA FACB, SCOCCB, FRCB, etc).
  • Conduct test subject physicals at the Human Test Subject Facility and provide medical monitoring of human participants in JSC sponsored studies in support of the JSC Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.
  • Provide weekly reports to Wyle Section Manager; adhere to internal controls and reporting structure.
  • Responsible for compliance with completing all assigned training, Safety, Health and Environmental plan, Quality Assurance Plan, policies and procedures.
  • Must be committed to high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the Company's safety policies and rules and must be willingto report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
  • This position will be required to work in Star City and Moscow, Russia for periods of time ranging from two months to four months. Must be able to work with very little supervision and oversight.

Work Schedule **

Must be able to travel internationally for 2-4 months as needed.

Preferred Work Experience **

  • Operational flight surgeon experience and knowledge of current operational activities involved in manned space flight is ideal but not required
  • A knowledge of international protocol and customs as well as the ability to speak a foreign language is ideal.
  • Operational flight surgeon experience or an accredited Aerospace Medicine residency, and knowledge of current operational activities involved in manned space flight is highly desired. A knowledge of international protocol and customs as well as the ability to speak a foreign language is ideal

Closing Statement **


Equal Employment Opportunity **

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Regular

Job Title: Aerospace Medicine Physician - Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Job ID: 53740

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED