Aerospace Medicine Psychologist (Operational), PMCH

The University of Texas Medical Branch
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Min Qualifications
  • PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (5-8 years).
  • Prior experience in high tempo, high risk operational environments (e.g. military, spaceflight or mission-driven settings).
  • Licensed in psychology for a minimum of 5 years, and eligible for Texas licensure.
  • Experience in selection and training of operational personnel and small teams.
  • Experience in practice of clinical psychology.
  • Experience in identifying, addressing and interviewing in personal, family, environmental, organizational, etc., factors that may detract mission success.
Salary Range

$90,000 - $130,000

Specific Job Related Duties
  • Support development and implementation of the psychological screening tools and activities for astronaut applicants, and on an ongoing basis, assess best practices for improving screening and selection methods.
  • Contribute to development and execution of ASCAN training, flight controllers and other spaceflight operations personnel.
  • Implement behavioral health and performance countermeasures to psychological and environmental factors which challenge the attainment of health, performance, or mission goals.
  • Provide pre-flight psychological training and preparation of crewmembers and families; in-flight monitoring and support of crewmembers' behavioral health, well-being and performance; implementation of in-flight monitoring and countermeasures and post-flight repatriation and reintegration.
  • Provide behavioral health consultations to flight surgeons, managers and key mission and analoque personnel.
  • Provide training to astronauts and ground personnel in the psychological aspects of long-duration spaceflight.
  • Provide clinical psychological services, to include neurocognitive assessment, as needed to astronauts, dependents, and key mission personnel; and serve as a clinical case consultant to the Employee Assistance Program staff.
  • Contribute to developing operations concepts for NASA's future spaceflight exploration missions.
  • Apply operational knowledge and approaches to behavior health countermeasures, tools, techniques, and programs.
  • Maintain a learning liaison with other operational psychologists within government and private sectors that support mission analogues to spaceflight.
  • Collaborate with and advise internal NASA and external (including ISS international partners) research and operations groups and professionals to share information on operational challenges and to transition best practices.
  • Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental plan; must be committed to high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the company's safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
  • Responsible for compliance with the Quality Assurance Plan, policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance level as determined by the Company.
  • Responsible for completing all assigned training.
Preferred Work Experience
  • Specialized training or experience in Neuropsychology, Health Psychology or Behavioral Medicine.
  • Possess a broad understanding of behavioral health and performance countermeasures and outcomes for individuals and teams required to function effectively in an isolated, confined environment.
  • Possess a broad understanding of behavioral health and performance countermeasures and outcomes for individuals and teams required to function in an isolated, confined environment.
  • Skilled in evaluating and treating high-performing individuals in high-risk jobs, as well as assessing applicants for such positions through tests, interviews and behavioral scenarios.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data (both qualitative & quantitative).
  • Possess the proven ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences, including various levels of management, internationals, scientists, medical professionals and engineers.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal effectiveness and professionalism in working with others in a collaborative, multidisciplinary, team-oriented environment.
  • Able to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing environments.
Closing Statement

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 disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Title: Aerospace Medicine Psychologist (Operational), PMCH

Job ID: 56230

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED
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