Physician- Aerospace Medicine (NASA) - Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health - 71815
Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Posted on: November 23, 2020
A degree in medicine (D.O. or M.D.) with a clinical Board
certification or Board eligibility required.
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
Must be able to obtain a Texas medical license within 6 months of
Commensurate with experience
SPECIFIC JOB RELATED DUTIES
* Provide medical support to assigned ISS crewmembers. This will
include: a) Providing training support in Russia and in the U.S.;
b) Assisting with training of crewmembers; c) Reviewing/Assisting
with documentation for Expeditions (Flight Rules, IDRD's, etc.); d)
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. Post
office hours when deployed to Star City.
* Assist Star City NASA/Contractor personnel in obtaining support
from western clinics in Moscow when the necessary support is
outside the scope of the Star City clinic capabilities.
* 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 flight
surgeon. 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 landing site.
* Monitor NASA astronaut crewmember physical testing, medical
evaluations, science data collection, and crew training sessions
during potentially hazardous activities for the ISS program in The
* Responsible for maintaining the medical clinic and Advanced Life
Support Packs in Star City, Russia; inventory, restock/resupply,
and equipment checkout. Coordinate with the Training Section (Star
City Logistics personnel) for resupply of clinic items, as
necessary. Changes to clinic inventory will be coordinated with
NASA medical lead for the ISS Program.
* Point of contact for communications (not policy decisions) with
Gagarin 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.
* Requires interactions with members of JSC Human Health and
Performance, Department of Defense Human Space Flight Support
(HSFS) office personnel and Russian counterparts.
* Routinely requires interaction with JSC Medical Operations Group,
and Space Medicine Operations Division personnel, as well as other
contractor, and foreign organizations.
* The incumbent will be required to work in Star City and Moscow,
Russia and coordinate activities for the astronauts for periods of
time ranging from two months to four months.
* Must be able to work with very little supervision and
At least one year of clinical experience in aerospace medicine
(military or civilian) is desired. 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. Experience with computer systems is
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
Req id: 71815
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