The Research Medical Officer performs aeromedical review of aircraft accidents and research based on/or derived from data obtained during the investigation of such accidents and other aeromedical information.Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities include participating in the investigation of aircraft accidents and the study of aeromedical factors that affect aviation safety. Originates, formulates, coordinates, and personally participates in a high priority program of aviation safety research and aeromedical accident investigation which involves the study of human performance and other bio-aeronautical findings from aircraft accidents.
Studies medical and other data to determine the pattern and distribution of sudden and subtle pilot incapacitations, various diseases and the causes of various types of injuries in the flying population involved in mishaps. Studies operational problems in aviation with a view toward exploring the interface with aerospace medicine and defining phenomena that affect aerospace safety. Records aeromedical review findings in specialized databases/registries. Prepares reports and memoranda that describe the results of aeromedical data evaluations such as that proceeding from the review of airmen medical records, toxicology reports, media publications, airmen registry records, and other information resources pertinent to aircraft accidents and incidents.
As a result of the aeromedical review of accidents, provides guidance in aeromedical certification, research, occupational medicine, and education practices so as to enhance those processes. Maintains the aeromedical review of accidents program and improves the intricacies of that process including the institution, management, and continued improvement of the quality assurance measures. Monitors the resulting human factors and biomedical data to determine if trends develop that warrant remedial action. Formulates recommendations as required for the most appropriate interventions. Develops methods for data management of medical information derived from the investigation of aircraft accidents to facilitate research and systematic surveillance of that information.
Serves as an expert consultant, advising and assisting professional personnel within the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), FAA, and other requesting agencies with regard to special techniques in the medical investigation of aircraft accidents and the interface between aerospace operations and aerospace medicine. Provides professional leadership in aerospace medicine to FAA and NTSB personnel who may be assigned to work in the field or other modes of aircraft accident investigation.
Supports the Office of Aerospace Medicine, CAMI, and AAM-600 by participating in joint efforts with internal and external groups concerned with aviation safety. Collaborates with the Aerospace Medical Research Division teams in the aeromedical investigation of aircraft accidents and research questions resulting from the same. Responsible for the execution of these aeromedical reviews with the support of other Division physician personnel.
The incumbent functions with minimal administrative supervision from the Division Manager. Scientific and technical decisions made by the incumbent will be in accordance with the policy guidelines of the FAA. Medical accident field participation will be at the request of the NTSB and FAA (AVP) official for assistance in the Human Performance, Survival Factors, or other Purposes.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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