Space Operations Physician - Part-Time Position

SpaceX

Part-Time Position

Summary

SpaceX is seeking a part-time Space Operations Physician to support human spaceflight operations and research. The role involves collaborating with the medical team, developing medical operations for Starship, supporting NASA, and authoring medical requirements for vehicles and systems. The position requires adaptability, excellent medical skills, and the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.

What you'll do

  • Serve as a point of contact with NASA for medical discussions
  • Support all crew medical operations, including screening, console operations in mission control, training, launch and recovery
  • Serve as a space medicine technical expert for human spaceflight activities
  • Develop and maintain a continuous space medicine training curriculum and lead internal educational opportunities
  • Develop and coordinate space medicine flight operations with technical, operations, and programmatic parties
  • Support and develop medical research projects
  • Support execution of the pre-launch crew health stabilization plan
  • Support research and development of future human spaceflight missions focusing on health and medical aspects for long-duration spaceflight

Requirements

  • Medical degree such as an MD or DO
  • Completion of medical residency training
  • 1+ years of practical medical or medical research experience with NASA, ISS or other human spaceflight company, or educational program focused on space medicine
  • Prior academic or professional working experience with space medicine topics such as life support systems and hyperbaric/hypobaric operations
  • Currently practicing in a clinical specialty involving high acuity dynamic medicine, such as emergency medicine, anesthesiology, critical care, trauma, or general surgery
  • Hold an unrestricted medical license from their state of residence and are in good standing
  • Technical knowledge of spacecraft systems and operations (e.g. orbital mechanics, avionics, propulsion, thermal control, life support systems)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary teams to solve complex problems
  • Able to effectively lead multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, while meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as technical writing proficiency

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Location

Cape Canaveral, FL

Contract Length

Compensation

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Keywords

starship nasa iss life support systems hyperbaric/hypobaric operations spacecraft systems orbital mechanics avionics propulsion thermal control medical system research and monitoring protocols medical requirements

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