Open Positions

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (2 positions available)

We are currently looking for two postdoctoral scholars. One position would involve serving as project director for our upcoming trial on suicide prevention among sexual and gender minority youth. Specifically, this research project focuses on developing and pilot testing a patient navigation program to reduce suicide attempts among at-risk sexual and gender minority youth between the ages of 14 and 29 years. The other position will be primarily involved in a NIH-funded research project on eating disorders and sexual orientation health disparities. Specifically, this research project focuses on testing the efficacy of a group-based, peer co-led, eating disorder prevention program for young sexual minority men.

Please see this job description for further information on the suicide prevention project. Please see this job description for further information on the eating disorder prevention trial.

Please email current CV, cover letter describing fit with the position, and research/career goals, and the names/contact information of two professional references, to Dr. Aaron Blashill (PI; ajblashill@sdsu.edu). Applicants will be considered immediately. Start date is flexible, with preference for Summer 2020.

In-Person Recruiter

We are currently looking for a part-time recruiter for in-person recruitment events. The in-person recruiter will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of in-person recruitment for the lab, including contacting potential recruitment venues and/or event coordinators, facilitating recruitment events, and directly supervising a small team of undergraduate research assistants on in-person recruitment activities. The lab is currently recruiting for projects on eating disorder prevention among adult sexual minority men, HIV prevention among Latino sexual minority men, suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth, and body image issues among young women. The recruiter will also attend weekly project meetings and work with lab staff and students.

Please see this job description for further information on these positions.

To apply, please email current CV, brief cover letter describing fit with the position, and the names/contact information of two references, to Drs. Aaron Blashill (ajblashill@sdsu.edu) and Jamie-Lee Pennesi (jpennesi@sdsu.edu). Applicants will be considered immediately. We would like to have the position filled as soon as possible.

Peer Interventionist (multiple positions available)

We are currently looking for sexual minority men aged between 18 and 35 years to serve as part-time peer interventionists on a large project on eating disorders and sexual orientation health disparities, the Pride Body Project. The peer interventionists will co-lead brief, group-based eating disorder prevention programs tailored for young sexual minority men. The peer interventionists will receive substantial structured training in the prevention programs, in addition to ongoing weekly clinical supervision by the PI and Co-Investigators.

Please see this job description for further information on these positions.

To apply, please email current CV, brief cover letter describing fit with the position, and the names/contact information of two references, to Dr. Aaron Blashill (ajblashill@sdsu.edu). Applicants will be considered immediately. We would like to have the positions filled as soon as possible.