Careers

Are you interested in joining a research team that's helping reduce harm for people who use drugs?

The Center on Substance Use and Health might be the right place for you!

We conduct pharmacologic and behavioral interventions and observational studies to maximize the health outcomes of people who use alcohol, methamphetamine, opioids, and other substances. We work with people who are actively using substances, and focus on meeting their goals related to their substance use, including reduction in use, in harms, prevention or treatment of infectious diseases, or prevention of drug overdose. We conduct research in a community-based environment in downtown San Francisco, with the facilities and resources needed to perform complex clinical research studies. We also conduct related programmatic and implementation activities. We are proud to treat people who use substances with respect and dignity and enjoy a close-knit culture of intellectual curiosity and collaboration.

 

Testimonial from our previous Recruitment Assistant on his time at CSUH:

"It's so hard to put into words how special my time at CSUH has been. This work has seen me through a major transition in my life from being a teacher for the 10 years prior to becoming a nurse. From the day I started, I knew that this was an organization with heart (and brains! …And guts!). Truly, I’m so proud to have been part of CSUH and contributed in even the smallest way to the important work in constructing the evidence that the medical community, policy makers and general public need in order to understand and optimize the health status of substance using communities."

Current openings

Please submit resumes and cover letters through Heluna Health by clicking the link to the full job description.

 

Research Program Assistant

Posted August 18, 2022

Heluna Health invites applications for the full-time Research Program Assistant position with the Center for Innovation in Academic Detailing on Opioids (CIAO, www.ciaosf.org), which is housed at Center on Substance Use and Health (CSUH). CIAO provides training on opioid and chronic pain management through a provider education strategy called academic detailing, and our program trainees and partners represent health localities and plans across the United States. The goal of the program is to improve opioid prescribing practices and opioid use disorder treatment as part of a national effort to reduce opioid overdose mortality.

The Research Program Assistant is a core member of both the CIAO and CSUH teams. While providing administrative and operational support to both, day-to-day tasks of the Research Program Assistant primarily support CIAO projects. Click here to view the full job description. 

Research Data Analyst

Posted August 16, 2022

The Center on Substance Use and Health (CSUH) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health is looking for a full-time Research Data Analyst to work on multiple exciting datasets addressing drug overdose, local substance use epidemiology, as well as observational and randomized trials. In the position of Research Data Analyst, you work under the direction of the Research Scientist, and are responsible for managing study data, merging and transforming data sets, preparing data for analyses, conducting analyses independently, and producing reports and manuscripts. You must be willing to work in a team and enjoy problem-solving, as our studies are generally investigator-initiated and require in-house development of resources. This is a temporary, grant-funded, full time, benefited position. Click here to view the full job description. 

Clinical Research Program Manager

Posted June 30, 2022

Heluna Health invites applications for the full-time position of Clinical Research Program Manager in the Center on Substance Use and Health (CSUH) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In the position of Clinical Research Program Manager, you work under the supervision of the Director, and are responsible for overseeing study progress and regulatory affairs. You must be willing to work in a team and enjoy problem-solving, as our studies are generally investigator-initiated and require in-house development of resources. This posting specifically covers studies addressing medications for methamphetamine and cocaine use disorders. This is a temporary, grant-funded, Full time, benefited position. Click here to view the full job description. 

Research Associate

Posted July 29, 2022

Heluna Health invites applications for the full-time position of Research Associate in the Center on Substance Use and Health (CSUH) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In the position of Research Associate, you are an integral member of CSUH and work under the supervision of a Clinical Research Program Manager. You are responsible for a variety of duties and projects related to substance use and HIV research. You must be willing to work in a team and enjoy problem-solving, as our studies are generally investigator-initiated and require in-house development of resources. Click here to view the full job description. 

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and those who are disabled to apply.