Aerospace Medicine Pre-Med Student - Temporary
SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

Aerospace Medicine Pre-Med Student - Temporary job

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Aerospace Medicine Pre-Med Student - Temporary

at SpaceX

Hawthorne, CA, United States

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


SpaceX is currently building the world's next human spaceflight capability. We’re actively supporting a wide array of mission types - revolutionizing access to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with cargo and crewed Dragon missions, returning humans to the Moon by developing a Human Lander System (HLS) for NASA’s Artemis program, and rapidly developing Starship, the first rocket and spacecraft designed to support crewed trips to Mars. As a pre-medical student at SpaceX, you’ll assist in clinical care, public health promotion, and clinical research at SpaceX. You’ll work under the supervision of SpaceX flight surgeons and fellows and assist with their responsibilities including working collaboratively with NASA and other customers. SpaceX is seeking excellent, team-oriented students who have a passion and interest in human spaceflight.


  • Take ownership of a research or quality improvement project with a discrete result.

  • Assist with SpaceX’s COVID response to keep employees and crewmembers safe while keeping operations running.

  • Collaborate with academic institutions and/or private organizations on medical research projects.

  • Complete didactic education in aerospace medicine laid out in SpaceX curriculum.

  • Create a mini-lecture each week on a clinical case and present to your team.

  • Assist flight surgeons and medical fellows in research projects, data synthesis, and implementation of deliverables for Starship and Crew Dragon.

  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to accomplish goals involving human spaceflight, public health, and occupational medicine involving SpaceX employees.

  • Participate in occupational health surveillance and public health improvement projects for various SpaceX sites.

  • Uphold professionalism and code-of-conduct as a student at SpaceX. Be an ambassador for your home medical school and SpaceX.


This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.

  • LENGTH OF POSITION: 6 months

  • LOCATION: Hawthorne, CA

  • SHIFT: 1st shift, normal business hours with some variability for launch activities

  • Some travel to other SpaceX sites, specifically Cape Canaveral, FL and Boca Chica, TX, may be required


  • Must be a medical or pre-medical student.


  • Experience with inferential and descriptive statistics, statistical computing, data visualization software/tools, SQL, and Excel.

  • Interest in public health and preventative medicine.

  • Interest in working with interdisciplinary teams to solve complex problems.

  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as technical writing proficiency.


  • Schedule flexibility is mandatory; long hours and weekend work may be necessary in certain situations.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

This job was posted on Thu Aug 13 2020 and expired on Wed Aug 19 2020.
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SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturing company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. Various launch vehicles such as the Starlink Satellite constellation, the Dragon Cargo Spacecraft and flown humans are launched by the company to the International Space Station on the Crew Dragon Demo-2. SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts successfully on May 30, 2020 into orbit on a Crew Dragon spacecraft during Crew Dragon Demo-2 making it the first private company to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The main goal of the company is to develop a rapidly reusable launch system. There are many achievements to be counted for SpaceX which includes sending the first privately funded liquid-fueled rocket to reach orbit on September 28, 2008, to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft on December 9, 2010 and many more. It is the only private company which can return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.

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