HIV/LGBT Clinical Researcher

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO invites applications for an HIV and/or LGBT Clinical Researcher at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. This is an important leadership, visionary, and collaborative opportunity for the Alliance Health Project (AHP), the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and the UCSF School of Medicine. AHP is the pioneering HIV and mental health agency in San Francisco with a broad mission to support the mental health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities in constructing healthy and meaningful lives.

This is a full-time position and will be filled at the Assistant to Associate Professor level, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013 or thereafter.


  • MD/PhD or MD, be Board certified in Psychiatry, and license-eligible or licensed to practice medicine in California at the time of appointment; or have a PhD in Psychology or PsyD from an APA-approved doctoral program and APA-approved internship, and be license-eligible or licensed by the California Board of Psychology
  • demonstrated skills in research, clinical practice, education, and leadership with a strong commitment to an academic career as a researcher
  • track record or potential for independent extramural funding 
  • demonstrated cultural competence in working with underserved, HIV and/or LGBT, and culturally diverse populations
  • bilingual and/or bicultural background (desired)


  • develop and execute a successful program in clinical or translational psychiatric research with a focus to be determined by the incumbent in alignment with the broad goals of the Department 
  • work closely with the existing research activities at AHP, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, UCSF, and other collaborative opportunities, such as community service delivery programs
  • participate in AHP’s leadership team
  • provide programmatic and/or client evaluation consultation to AHP program directors 
  • oversee training programs at AHP
  • participate in departmental and/or university service

There are opportunities for direct teaching, supervision and support of education innovations in academically oriented clinical and research educational programs for medical students, residents, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows in a variety of disciplines; as well as opportunities for patient care. 

Salary support is available to launch the successful candidate; however, applicants will be expected to compete successfully for extramural funding to support their research program. 

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application electronically—including CV, statement describing current research activity; brief statement of contributions to teaching and/or educational program evaluations; three representative journal articles, and three letters of reference—to Robert Daroff, MD, Search Committee Chair, c/o Nancy Buenaventura. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. 

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.