Aerospace Medicine Physician

The Aerospace Medicine Physician ("contractor") shall interface with 711th Human Performance Wing (HPW) staff at the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. All duties are guided by USAFSAM military or Department of the Air Force (DAF) civilian employees. However, the contractor shall guide proposed aeromedical research and will support other projects that align with their expertise. This work is part-time (1316 hours per year), and allows the candidate to work from home.

Description of Tasks:


  1. Write/create competitive, well-written, full drafts of all research proposals, papers, and presentations, and shall edit drafts as required by USAFSAM professional staff.
  2. Collaborate with professional colleagues, including federal, state and international officials, medical professionals and government officials. This also includes collaborating with private individuals and researchers in academic settings on research and investigations.
  3. Organize review of relevant scientific literature and attend meetings, as required with government organizations, academia, and with other collaborators.
  4. Coordinate with USAFSAM professional staff in authoring scientific paper(s), professional presentation(s) and DoD technical reports.
  5. Assure confidentiality of documents, communications and study data Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training current and follow HIPAA and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements).
  6. Provide and accept technical guidance and advisory recommendations. This may include consultation with AFRL/IR on protocol submissions and reviews.
  7. Work with project managers and professional staff to assure that project is executing on schedule/budget.
  8. Provide guidance to administrative support personnel necessary for the production of all electronic products required for the project (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

Qualifications and Experience:

The contractor shall possess a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree (from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy) and have at least 5-10 years of experience in aeromedical operations. 

The following are desirable qualifications: Board certification in Aerospace Medicine; Board certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) (UHM includes training in Hypobaric Medicine); Military experience (if USAF veteran, Senior or Chief Flight Surgeon aeronautical rating is preferred); A proven track record of integrating research findings into clinical practice; Experience as an Institutional Review Board member, chair, and /or director. Desirable elements will be considered a strength. 

The contractor shall have excellent oral and written skills, strong technical writing skills, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment. Experience as a Validating Flight Surgeon in the theater of operations is a must, as is knowledge of the logic and physiology of safely flying ill and injured patients. The contractor shall also possess strong knowledge of research methodology, demonstrated by authorship of peer-reviewed publication(s) within the past five years.

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