By KIM BELLARD
I missed the job announcement on the company website. I missed it again when the company posted the job on Linkedin. I missed it when Eric Ralph tweeted that the posting was “probably the coolest job posting I’ve read in years.” Fortunately, though, I follow Isaac Kohne (MD, PhD), and I did see his tweet:
Yes, I’m talking about SpaceX. Yes, the job is for a “Starship Medical Engineer.” Yes, it’s to help SpaceX’s mission to Mars, whenever that might be. Who knows, the job might even entail going to Mars, although that’s not spelled out.
I am not, of course, remotely qualified for such a job. In fact, I don’t even know anyone who might be. But I agree with Mr. Ralph that it’s probably the coolest job posting I’ve seen in years, maybe ever. And I even more agree with Dr. Kohne: it could be an “opportunity to rethink a bigger broken system.”
Hint: I don’t think he’s talking about just the SpaceX mission.Continue reading…