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 January 3, 2022

The Center on Substance Use and Health is seeking research associates for several ongoing and upcoming studies. As a research associate, you work closely with data and participants. Depending on the project, you may be investigating drug overdose, conducting interviews and other assessments, working closely with participants in medication trials for substance use disorders, running labs and processing specimens, and getting trained in phlebotomy. This position is a fantastic step forward in a research, public health, or clinical career. Click here to view the full job description. 

Clinical Research Program Manager

Posted December 23, 2021

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. 

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.

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