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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.

Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer (Regional Coordinator, Synthetic Drugs Strategy) - UNODC

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

These positions are located in various Regional Offices, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). These positions will support the Synthetic Drug Strategy managed by the Portfolio Management and Outreach (PMO) team of the Laboratory and Scientific Services (LSS), Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch (DLSSB) Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The work will be carried out in close coordination with the Synthetic Drug Strategy team in Vienna and relevant Regional Offices. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Programme Management Officer (Synthetic Drugs)and the Representative of the relevant regional office. For more information on UNODC, please visit

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will support regional coordination, promotion and implementation of the activities of the UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy (SDS) and LSS Global Forensic Science and Services Programme, responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Develop workplans for the timely achievement of programme outcomes and outputs. • Guide and orient the work and contributions of consultants, programme personnel, donors, institutions and counterparts in the region towards the accomplishment of the Synthetic Drug Strategy objectives.
  • Prepare jointly with UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy team as appropriate, all necessary programme progress reports and implementation delivery rate reports.
  • Coordinate the preparation of information materials (brochures, web-stories, posters, etc.) in support of the UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy; disseminate materials to governments, donors, NGOs, and the general public, as appropriate.
  • Engage with SDS implementing countries in the region to promote and implement the guidance presented in the Synthetic Drug Strategy and maximize the utility of the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs.
  • Work with countries in their respective regions to develop, articulate and implement national synthetic drug strategies that are modelled after the UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy, encouraging comprehensive approach involving whole of government coordination and maximize the utility and knowledge of the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs.
  • Coordinate and represent UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy field level activity on synthetic drugs within UNODC and across various partner UN agencies and regional bodies as the African Union (AU), Organization of American States/Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS/CICAD), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), etc, ensuring coordination at the regional level.
  • Act as field level focal points for the Synthetic Drug Strategy responsible for regular briefings to donor community and enhance direct reporting on impact. • Work hand in hand with policymakers to ensure adoption of national legislation that is supportive of effective comprehensive responses to the synthetic drug problem.
  • Work with assigned countries in the respective region to identify tailored and measurable national action plans on synthetic drugs, guided by the framework of the UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy.
  • Produce semi annual situation analysis and implementation reports on related UNODC and other implicated agencies’ related activities in the region.
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources. Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • As required, guide and coordinate the work of other professional and support staff members, mentor and guide consultants, interns and Associate Experts in their work.
  • Support and participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Perform other work related duties as required.
Submitted on Středa 28th Únor 2024 - 14:13

Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Addictions Nurse - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London

  • Location: Spojené království
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. 

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King’s College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities including an MHRA accredited Phase I clinical trials unit.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of ‘good’. Our adult community services achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’.

The commitment of our 23,500 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Submitted on Středa 28th Únor 2024 - 13:56

Assistant Professor, Addiction Sciences - Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University

  • Location: Spojené státy
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor that will join a research focus in addiction and chronic pain. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience, and excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program, teach medical students, participate in the interdisciplinary Biomedical Research graduate program, and contribute to the service activities of the department. The position is a full-time academic appointment that comes with a competitive startup package and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information on the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Marshall University, visit

Marshall University is a state-supported multi-campus public university located in Huntington, West Virginia. Nestled between the banks of the Ohio River and the foothills of the Appalachia Mountains boarding Ohio and Kentucky. The Huntington region, with a population of ~350,000, affords a comfortable lifestyle, low cost of living, state-of-the-art health care, modern educational facilities, and unrivaled beauty. Marshall University faculty and staff serve ~8,000 undergraduate, ~2,300 graduate, and ~600 professional students.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, and three letters of recommendation for position number MU1411F at:  Review of applicants will begin on January 4th, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Marshall University is an EEO/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Requests for more information should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Louise Risher (risherm [at] marshall [dot] edu (risherm[at]marshall[dot]edu)), Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755.

Submitted on Středa 28th Únor 2024 - 13:53

Principal forensic scientist, Laboratory network - EMCDDA

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

The position we are recruiting for is currently situated within the Risks to Public Safety and Security unit, and the selected candidate will be reporting to the Head of the Risks to Public Safety and Security Unit. The job holder will be the senior technical expert in the competence centre established to support the network of forensic and toxicological laboratories active in investigations of drugs and drug-related harms. They will be responsible for leading the EMCDDA/EUDA actions that support and strengthen national and EU-level preparedness and responses to cross-border security and public health threats related to drugs, new psychoactive substances and precursors.

The successful applicant will be requested to perform the following main tasks and responsibilities:

  • provide technical expertise related to the forensic analysis of drug-related samples, including bulk samples and body fluids;
  • support data collection and information exchange with EUDA’s stakeholders, including EU institutions, Reitox national focal points and other relevant partners;
  • manage the exchange of information and data on new developments and trends generated by the network, to advise and respond to queries and technical requests from a range of stakeholders, including from EU institutions, Reitox national focal points and other relevant partners;
  • coordinate the EU network of forensic and toxicology laboratories established under the EUDA; • develop, in conjunction with the network, training to enhance the competence of forensic experts involved in the analysis of drug-related samples;
  • promote the implementation of quality assurance schemes related to the analysis of drug-related samples and the further harmonisation of data collection and analytical methods at European level;
  • support the further harmonisation of data collection and analytical methods;
  • actively foster relations with existing forensic and toxicology expert groups and organisations active in the same areas as the network;
  • organise meetings of the network;
  • manage the preparation of rules and procedures for identifying and financing projects undertaken by the network and to oversee the development, updating, and revision of the EUDA’s guidance documents and operating procedures relevant to the post; • define and manage contracts of the network;
  • provide technical expertise to EU institutions, Reitox national focal points and other relevant stakeholders;
  • actively contribute to the evidence-based reports prepared by the EMCDDA/EUDA;
  • represent the EMCDDA/EUDA in scientific and institutional meetings, training events, and any other events relevant to the work of the Agency.

The job holder may be required to contribute to other areas of work, according to the needs and priorities of the EUDA. In order to perform the duties of the post and ensure effective communication with the different actors and stakeholders involved, the main working language required for the job is English.

Submitted on Pondělí 19th Únor 2024 - 16:54