Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com is on track to become the world’s first commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism and small satellite launch services with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!
Who you are
Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a flight surgeon to provide medical support to its space flight operations and to assist in provision of the medical care for our folks headed to space. The flight surgeon will provide screening, medical risk assessment, and medical care for the pilots and future astronauts prior to and after flight, and will assist with the Emergency Response planning and response for the company. This position is also responsible for integrating with design and engineering teams, providing consultative input for current and future space flight systems. Familiarity and experience in aviation and space medicine is crucial to the role. What a great honor this will be to serve as one of the first flight surgeons for one of the first commercial space lines as we open space to change the world for good.
Physical and/or Additional Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.