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Welcome to our Job Board!

ISSUP supports the professional development of those working within substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. Here you will find information about available positions in the field from around the globe. We welcome ISSUP members to share advertisements for current vacancies in this category. Log in and post your job to the ISSUP job board.

Research Associate

  • Location: الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Research Associate staff member for the Center for Tobacco Studies (CTS) within the School of Public Health.

The Research Associate will be responsible for the conduct of highly specialized and technical research in the area of tobacco and for assisting in the management of tobacco research studies, including design, analysis, and reporting.

Submitted on الاثنين 6th أبريل 2020 - 09:55

Director, Treatment Research Unit

  • Location: الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Rutgers Brain Health Institute and the Department of Psychiatry are recruiting an outstanding physician-scientist as a tenure-track Professor of Psychiatry and to serve as the Director of the Treatment Research Unit (TRU), a key component of the newly created Rutgers University Addiction Research Center (RUARC). 

The ideal candidate will be a physician-scientist, adept at securing extramural funding to support translational research in substance use disorders. They will work with the Director of RUARC and lead a team to translate research findings to the clinic to improve substance use disorder policies and programs. 

Submitted on الاثنين 6th أبريل 2020 - 09:51

Addiction Psychiatrist

  • Location: الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is seeking an academic Addiction Psychiatrist to join its faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

Addiction clinical service, teaching, and research is a strategic priority in our department and this faculty member will join an active high-quality service.

The role includes providing clinical care, teaching and training of medical students, residents, and addiction fellows and participating in plans and approaches to addressing addiction in the population across the service system of Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  

Submitted on الاثنين 6th أبريل 2020 - 09:20

Research Coordinator: The University of British Columbia

  • Location: كندا
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The purpose of this position is to coordinate and conduct research activities associated with the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM), which include a number of studies at the intersection of substance use, healthcare services and policies, and community engagement.

The Research Coordinator will conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, assist in the management of projects including managing and tracking expenses, coordinate research dissemination activities, and conduct literature reviews under the supervision of the Program Manager and the Principal Investigator 

Submitted on الاثنين 6th أبريل 2020 - 09:17

Research Associate

  • Location: المملكة المتحدة
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) within the Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Associate. You will be part of a growing global health research team working on applied health research projects focused on multimorbidity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Role

  • To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects
  • To conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the literature to identify clusters of conditions causing multimorbidity burden in people with TB, and evidence-based interventions and care packages to address them.
  • To contribute to secondary analysis of survey data
  • To support establishing a global network of academics, policy makers and practitioners working on TB, co- and multi- morbidities to take forward further research in this area
  • To write up research results and disseminate results through public engagement and outreach activities including organising and supporting workshops
  • To assist with undergraduate teaching in own area of expertise
Submitted on الثلاثاء 31st مارس 2020 - 14:19

Recovery Coordinator

  • Location: المملكة المتحدة
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

With this role you’ll be working as part of Southampton Drug and Alcohol Support Service.

The team supports people with their or their loved ones’ drug and/or alcohol issues.

No two days are the same and we treat every person who comes into our service as an individual, so being flexible, curious and a good listener are key.

You’ll have to record information about what you do, so enjoying a bit of paperwork and attention to detail is important. But most of the time you’ll be enjoying working with people from all backgrounds, making a difference to their lives.

Submitted on الثلاثاء 31st مارس 2020 - 14:05

Research Associate

  • Location: المملكة المتحدة
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

And the post holder will work specifically on two main projects: Alcohol interventions to reduce alcohol harm in acute alcoholic liver disease project and the utility, acceptability and efficacy of wearable transdermal alcohol monitoring project.

To work on the NIHR funded Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London Alcohol Theme programme of research, led by Professor Colin Drummond. The post holder will work as part of a team on all aspects of the ARC Alcohol Theme research including literature reviewing, study design, preparation of ethics and governance documents, data collection, analyses, and dissemination.

The ARC Alcohol Theme aims to develop and evaluate optimal methods of implementation of alcohol interventions targeting harmful and dependent drinkers with physical and mental comorbidities.

Submitted on الأربعاء 11th مارس 2020 - 09:18

PhD Opportunity- Liverpool John Moores University

  • Location: المملكة المتحدة
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

How can public support be fostered for controversial, but evidence-based, drug policies that will improve outcomes for stigmatised and marginalised groups?

Project Description

The UK is currently facing some of the highest levels of deaths related to controlled drug use on record. People who use drugs (PWUD) also face other health and social harms related to their drug use, and because of the ways in which society chooses to respond to their drug use. We know that there are interventions and policies that might reduce some of these harms, but despite some promising evidence, these responses may not be implemented, or available to enough people to have an impact. There are many reasons for this, and not all are easy to resolve.
Drug policy and other public health scientists have argued that whilst important, public contribution to policy development and preferences can sometime be tokenistic, and valued only when it is in accordance with the broader political aims of government. Some important public health focused drug policies supported by health professionals and academics can also seem controversial and counter-intuitive to the public, and governments have also used this apparent lack of public support to justify inaction. However, policies that do have public interest and support, and lead to advocacy campaigns are sometimes quickly acted on. A good contrast here is the decision by the UK government to change the law to allow prescription of cannabis-based medicinal products in 2018, but ongoing resistance to change the law to permit the establishment of medically supervised drug consumption facilities in Scotland. 
Some of the reasons why the public may not support particular actions include a lack of familiarity with the aims and evidence underpinning a particular approach, or public attitudes towards PWUD. Public stigma is an important source of social exclusion and determines which policies and practices receive public support. Stigma can also affect the likelihood of PWUD to seek support, and undermine the benefits of treatment, and so this is important to address. We also know that some health and social care professionals can have stigmatising attitudes towards PWUD, and this can affect the level and quality of care provided, and may indirectly affect public opinion. Despite recognition of the importance of stigma on drug-related health and social outcomes, little research has examined techniques that might lead to more inclusive and less stigmatising attitudes towards PWUD. Similarly, although there has been good work in other health fields (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, HIV), there is a lack of work that has examined how public support for controversial, but evidence-based responses to illicit drug use can be fostered. 
We would like to work with a student who is committed to developing a high-quality programme of PhD research that responds to some of these important challenges. The student should generate the research ideas, but based on some of the work we have already done, areas of investigation might include: 

 

  1. How framing of a) drug issues in public discourse (including the media), b) PWUD, and c) responses to drug use can affect public attitudes towards PWUD and public support for controversial policies. 
  2. How the different ways in which evidence for controversial drug policies is presented can affect public support 
  3. The role of mass media in shaping attitudes towards PWUD. In particular in the development of understanding media responses to drug-related ‘problems’, or in the development of evidence-based resources and training for journalists and other media producers to support their reporting.

This is an exciting and important area of work, with direct relevance to practice and policy. This is likely to be multidisciplinary research, and also presents opportunities to collaborate with professionals and partners outside of University settings. It is likely to appeal to students from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to public health, psychology, sociology, criminology, health sciences, journalism, and marketing/communications. It is important that the prospective student shares our values of respect towards PWUD, and shares our commitment to undertaking research that seeks to support marginalised and stigmatised groups and to reduce health and social inequalities. 

Submitted on الثلاثاء 17th سبتمبر 2019 - 13:23