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 Associate

Posted November 3rd, 2022

The Center on Substance Use and Health of the HIV Prevention Section of the San Francisco Department of Public Health is looking for a Research Associate to work on a wide variety of projects related to behavioral and pharmacologic studies in the fields of HIV prevention and substance use. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Research Associate will be responsible for screening potential participants, managing participant scheduling, conduct substance use counseling using a manualized cognitive behavioral model and the principles of harm reduction, and perform rapid HIV tests and HIV risk reduction on the CURB study. This is a temporary, grant-funded, full-time, benefitted position. Click here to view the full job description.

Research Associate

Posted October 31st, 2022

The Center on Substance Use and Health (CSUH) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health is looking for a full-time Research Associate to work on multiple exciting projects related to behavioral and pharmacologic studies in the field of HIV prevention and substance use. In the position of Research Associate, you work under the direction of the Program Manager, and are responsible for supporting investigators, screening potential participants, conduct prevention with positives counseling for HIV positive participants, conducting substance use counseling, and support the development of study operations protocols. 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. 

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