Physician / Neurology / Texas / Permanent / Aerospace Neurologist Job
Company: Kurz Solutions
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 15, 2021
MD/DO - Aerospace Neurologist
On the Southwest Riviera...
The Community - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio may have an incredibly rich history, but it's also a
destination rife with exciting new developments and attractions.
One major new draw is the redevelopment of the legendary Pearl
Brewery into a hip and artsy Urban Village along a newly completed
extension of the enchanting River Walk - this bustling,
eco-friendly complex includes shops, restaurants, entertainment and
residences. Farther north along the river, the very first public
golf venue in Texas, Brackenridge Golf Course, completed a stunning
$4.6 million refurbishment in 2009, and in arts news, the
prestigious McNay Art Museum nearly doubled in size with the
opening of a dramatic new wing done in modernist style. With swank,
see-and-be-seen restaurants, shops, and nightspots opening around
the city, San Antonio has plenty to offer both new and repeat
Lackland Air Force Base
The Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas provides basic
military training for Air Force recruits. Lackland Air Force Base
also lays claim to the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, the
Defense Language Institute English Language Center and Wilford Hall
Medical Center, the Air Force's largest medical facility.
Originally known as the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Lackland
Air Force Base was created from a section of Kelly Field in 1942.
Construction on Lackland Air Force Base began in 1941, and it was
originally part of Kelly Field. One year later, it became an
independent organization--the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center. In
1948, the facility was named Lackland AFB after Brigadier General
This position is designed for a Flight Medicine Physician who is a
Neurologist with experience in Hyperbarics. The Physician will be
researching the effects the oxygen systems used by pilots, scuba
divers, firefighters, etc. have upon the brain.
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
- Primary duty: Serving as the principle investigator for human
and animal model research evaluating decompression sickness and
neurologic events occurring in high altitude aviators.
- When required, performing complex aeromedical neurological
evaluations, including but not limited to head injury, syncope,
seizure risk, migraine and other headache syndromes, aircraft
ejection with spinal disease, demyelinating disease.
- Teaching aeromedical and occupational aspects of neurology
within the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, including the
Aerospace Medicine Primary course, the Residency in Aerospace
Medicine, the Residency in Occupational Medicine, the Advanced
Aerospace Medicine for International Medical Officers course, and
mentoring of residents in aerospace neurological projects including
research mentorship, review and revision of journal articles and
- Provide consultations on aeromedical neurological questions
from worldwide USAF aerospace medicine clinics, Major Command
(MAJCOM) Headquarters (HQ), and other US and Allied agencies.
- Serving as subject matter expert, when required, in aeromedical
neurological matters of interest to the USAF Aircrew Standards
Working Group (ACSWG) with a goal of updating aeromedical standards
for various military aircrew positions, as well as waiver policies
regarding neurological disorders in aircrew.
- Consulting with the Aerospace Neurology consultant to the AF/SG
in all matters related to revision and update of the Aeromedical
- Serving as a subject matter expert in aerospace neurology in
settings requiring travel/TDY including meetings of the USAF ACSWG,
meetings of the Aerospace Medical Association, international
meetings of Allied experts in aerospace medicine such as the Royal
Air Force (RAF), and national and international meetings of
aerospace medicine, neurology, hypo- and hyperbaric specialists,
and dive medicine.
- Provide expertise when requested to outside organizations
including NATO and NASA on matters involving the USAF and
participate in joint research programs between such organizations
and the USAF.
- Provide subject matter expertise on hypobaric animal models to
the USAF, DOD, and other national and international organizations
on matters involving the USAF.
- Capable of performing basic statistical calculations including
use of statistical programs such as "R .
- Prepare manuscripts detailing the findings from this research
for peer-reviewed scientific journals.QUALIFICATIONS
- Must be a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
from an accredited university.
- Must possess and maintain board certification in
- Must have training in aerospace neurology, and expert knowledge
of neurology, with at least five-years of experience in the
practice of military clinical aerospace neurology and experience
with evaluations for decompression illness.
- Must have research experience in neurology or aerospace
- Previous experience as a flight medicine physician is also
- Highly desirable is previous presentations of research work at
national or international meetings and/or publications in peer
reviewed medical journals.
- Must possess current unrestricted license in one of the fifty
states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS)
certification as approved by the American Heart Association
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