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Research Associate at Public Health Foundation Enterprises, In in San Francisco, California

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

$27.43 per hour

Job Description:

Heluna Health invites applications for a Research Associate position in the Center for Public Health Research (CPHR) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. CPHR is a research unit that engages in a wide range of public health research including studies of populations at high risk for HIV infection. CPHR has developed methods and strategies for tracking the HIV epidemic that have been used locally and around the globe since the 1980s. The CPHR Investigators are global leaders in the epidemiology of HIV infection, HIV research training methods, and informing HIV prevention approaches.

In this role, the Research Associate will receive training and experience in various aspects of conducting epidemiological studies. The Research Associate will recruit, educate, and schedule members of the people who inject drugs (PWID) population in San Francisco and Alameda Counties to better understand HIV prevalence and HIV risk behaviors in this population. Work hours may include afternoon, evening, and weekends including special events (street fairs, syringe exchanges, etc.). Successful candidates must be prepared to work late evening and weekend hours. Must have open and flexible availability to meet program needs.

This is a temporary, grant-funded, part-time (25 hours), benefitted position. Employment is provided by Heluna Health. This is a hybrid position that requires some in person work.

Pay range: $27.43 per hour

If hired for this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date, or have a valid religious or medical reason qualifying you for an exemption (that may or may not require accommodation).


Study Activities

• Conduct study outreach, educate potential participants about participation in the study, obtain informed consent, and scheduling potential participants

• Maintain and document outreach and recruitment metrics accurately daily

• Provide appropriate referrals for social services in the San Francisco Bay Area

Other Responsibilities

• Contribute to other Center for Public Health Research projects, as needed

• Participate in meetings and quality control activities

• Perform other duties as required


• Desired experience in research, including one or more of the following areas: conducting interviews, obtaining informed consent, maintaining confidential records in a research environment, social and behavioral research, respondent driven sampling (RDS) method

• HIV test counseling certification preferred

• STI testing experience preferred


• Knowledge of, sensitivity to, and experience working with diverse communities

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Organized and ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and take responsibility for assignments with deadlines

• Knowledgeable of harm reduction principles

• Knowledge of San Francisco’s community-based organizations and service providers preferred

• Fluency in Spanish desired

• Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and good judgment


Stand Frequently

Walk Frequently

Sit Frequently

Handling / Finger Sticking Frequently

Reach Outward Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally

Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally

Lift / Carry Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

Push/Pull Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

See Constantly

Taste/ Smell Not Applicable

Not Applicable Not required for essential functions

Occasionally (0 - 2 hrs/day)

Frequently (2 - 5 hrs/day)

Constantly (5+ hrs/day)


General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled

Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.

All qualified applicants will be considered for this position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance


It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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