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.

Current openings

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

Research Associate

Posted February 22nd, 2020

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 will conduct counseling with opioid-using persons around overdose recognition, response, use of naloxone, and risk reduction using harm-reduction, motivational-interviewing, and information-motivation-behavior skills-based methods in accordance with an intervention manual. 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 full-time, benefited position. Click here to view the full job description.

Clinical Research Program Manager

Posted January 25th, 2021

CSUH is seeking a Clinical Research Program Manager for studies addressing opioid use and overdose. In this position, you will 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 is a full-time, benefited position. Click here to view the full job description.

Research Associate

Posted December 28th, 2020

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 will be responsible for a wide 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. This is a full-time, benefited position. Click here to view the full job description.

Study Recruiter/Outreach Worker

Posted September 28th, 2020

CSUH is currently seeking multiple outgoing committed, detail-oriented, energetic candidates to join our outreach team, which enrolls for various pharmacologic and behavioral interventions, including alcohol-reduction, meth-reduction and overdose prevention. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working with people who use substances and diverse populations in settings such as HIV clinics, transgender and other sexual and gender minorities (SGM )health clinics, behavioral health clinics, community based organizations that serve SGM, needle exchanges, and sex clubs. Applicants must also have experience with street-based recruitment, and/or be willing to explore new venues, events and settings that can potentially provide opportunities for future recruitment outreach. This is a part-time (up to 16 hours/week), non-benefited position. Click here to view the full job description.

Research Clinician Educator

Posted September 28th, 2020

This position will begin as a clinician educator – focusing on developing curricula and delivering trainings in managing substance use and related issues in clinical care settings. This work is part of the CIAO project (www.ciaosf.org ), which involves training clinicians and others from around the country in how to train prescribers in opioid management. The position will slowly pick up responsibilities for the clinical care and evaluation of participants in our research trials. In the role of clinical care, you work directly with people who use substances. You also aid in the supervision of research associate staff, including supporting staff who may be learning to do phlebotomy, process lab samples, and take vital signs. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in other elements of the research, in close collaboration and supervision of the Principal Investigators, from grant development, research design, and lab oversight, to implementation and management of studies and publication of results. This is a part-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.

San Francisco Department of Public Health

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102

Email: csuh.studies@sfdph.org

Tel: 628-217-6232

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CSUH is a program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health