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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.

Kinship Care Co-ordinator

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

Adfam are looking to recruit a Kinship Care Coordinator to deliver our Children in Need project working with kinship families in Peterborough. 

The successful applicant will have experience in working with children and families, and will build on this already successful project to provide activities and support to children in kinship care and their families.

Submitted on Jueves, Septiembre 19, 2019 - 12:52

Re­searcher/​Research As­sist­ant

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

The project:

Brainstem neurons behind mood, memory and motivation. Brainstem nuclei are critically important for regulation of mood, motivation and voluntary movements. Abnormal function of these neurons is involved in neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, addiction, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Funding: The project in funded by the Academy of Finland. The salary is dependent on the qualifications and is based on the University of Helsinki salary scale. 

Timing: Project work for 6 months, with possible extension. Starting date in November 2019. 

Submitted on Miércoles, Septiembre 18, 2019 - 13:29

Postdoctoral Researcher- The University of Edinburgh

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of ‘Health and the Environment’ with a particular focus on ‘Tobacco and Alcohol Environments’. 

This post will contribute to a ESRC funded project ‘Change in alcohol and tobacco availability, population health and the lived experience’ which will measure change in the availability of alcohol and tobacco in Scottish neighbourhoods over time and explore how this change relates to health outcomes and how residents experience the availability of alcohol and tobacco in their neighbourhoods.

Submitted on Miércoles, Septiembre 18, 2019 - 13:25

Research Associate King's College London

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Nicotine Research Group (NRG) is collaborating on a UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) consortium project led by the University of Edinburgh and including colleagues across ten universities, five civil society organisations, commercial partners and the leading public health agencies in Scotland, England and Wales. The consortium aims to conduct research to prevent and address harm to health from unhealthy commodities (tobacco, alcohol, specific foods).

The NRG is leading a novel workstream aiming to influence public health policies to reduce (mental) health inequalities and harm associated with tobacco and to some extent alcohol. This is an exciting cross-disciplinary research project with potential for impact across the mental health, tobacco and alcohol fields as well as for public policy, practice, public engagement and education.

This post is intended to support members of the NRG involved in this project, including the workstream Lead and three collaborators (comprising two senior lecturers and one senior-post doctoral researcher). The post holder’s responsibilities will include qualitative and quantitative research, including literature reviews, analysis of national survey data, conducting of focus groups and interviews, qualitative data analysis, write up and dissemination of findings, under the supervision of the staff involved. 

Submitted on Miércoles, Septiembre 18, 2019 - 13:03

PhD Opportunity- Liverpool John Moores University

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • 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 Martes, Septiembre 17, 2019 - 13:23

Research Assistant

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to work on an exciting research study funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); The Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Referral Centres with regard to Mental Health and Substance Use: A National Mixed-Method Study (MiMoS). 

This study focuses on people who attend Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and aims to examine their mental health and substance use needs, how SARCs identify, intervene or refer to support in relation to those needs. We are using Realist Evaluation methodology i.e., we want to understand what the nature of the problem is, and then identify what works for whom in what circumstances in order to make service recommendations. We are working closely with NHS England to ensure that the research has an impact.  This is a three-year study that has already commenced. The post will commence in October 2019 for 12months 0.5 FTE and will support the data collection phase of the study. There will be some travel and overnight stays involved as part of the role.  

Submitted on Martes, Septiembre 10, 2019 - 08:00

Consultant Psychiatrist

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

Change Grow Live are looking to recruit a Consultant Psychiatrist for their substance misuse treatment services in the county of Cambridgeshire.  

The post-holders will contribute to the service to ensure that service users consistently receive high quality services that adhere to the best practice guidelines and achieve high professional standards. They will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. They will be required to record and input client data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements.

Submitted on Lunes, Septiembre 9, 2019 - 11:32

PhD Studentship in Health and Society: Vulnerable Children and Families

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

This studentship, hosted by the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University, is open to social science candidates or those with relevant professional qualifications with interests in children and families. The specific research project will be determined by the interests of the successful candidate. In particular, applications will be welcomed that relate to:

  • Parental substance misuse
  • Substance misuse and the family
  • Familial risk factors (including intimate partner abuse, mental health, offending behaviour) and childhood adversity
  • Early help and preventative interventions
  • Looked after children and care leavers
  • Developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions in social care.
Submitted on Viernes, Septiembre 6, 2019 - 08:20

Projects and Communications Assistant

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

Adfam is seeking to employ a Projects and Communications Assistant to join a small, energetic and ambitious organisation, working within the Policy and Communications team to support the day-to-day work, contribute strongly to communications and policy work, organise and manage small events, and lead some discrete projects.

It is ideal for someone with some experience in an office setting, ideally within the voluntary sector, who is looking for a varied role and lots of opportunities for development. The post-holder will have good communication skills, be adept in managing the priorities of a busy working environment, willing to learn, and have a commitment to supporting and empowering some of our most vulnerable citizens.

Submitted on Jueves, Septiembre 5, 2019 - 07:58

Gerente de Programas- Universidad de York

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

Este puesto se basará en el Grupo de Investigación sobre Salud Mental y Adicciones del Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de York.

El objetivo general del programa es desarrollar y probar una intervención para apoyar la CEssation y PrevenT RElapse a los comportamientos de tabaquismo previos a la admisión en personas con SMI después de una estancia de hospitalización de salud mental "sin humo" (SCEPTRE).

Como Director de Programas de SCEPTRE, participará y gestionará de manera centralizada la preparación y la realización de investigaciones en métodos mixtos (incluido el desarrollo de una intervención y manuales, talleres de participación de las partes interesadas, un estudio de viabilidad, ensayo controlado aleatorizado, proceso y evaluación económica) como parte de un equipo interdisciplinario.

Submitted on Martes, Agosto 27, 2019 - 14:58

Internship: Project Assistant

  • Location: Bélgica
  • Area of Work: Policy
  • Closing date:

The European Public Health Alliance is looking for dynamic, multi-skilled students (Bachelor or Master’s) with a keen interest in public health and EU policy and decision-making processes.

Submitted on Lunes, Agosto 19, 2019 - 09:34

Addiction Recovery Specialist

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

Addiction Recovery Specialist

  • Coordinates level of care (LOC) assessment on inmates with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
  • Seeks to identify and assess inmates with OUD, recommends and secures, as warranted, an alternative-to-incarceration program at pre-trial, and connects the inmate to ongoing care following release.
  • The LOC assessment will adhere to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines and recommend an appropriate level of addiction treatment for inmates upon their release from incarceration and will be available to judges pre-trial to utilize at sentencing.
  • Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.

 

Submitted on Miércoles, Agosto 7, 2019 - 11:36

Puesto de investigador principal de 5 años en el Centro de Investigación sobre el Uso de Sustancias

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

El Centro de Investigación sobre el Uso de Sustancias (CSUR) está buscando ocupar un puesto de investigador senior de cinco años dentro de sus oficinas con sede en Glasgow en el Parque Científico del Oeste de Escocia. Desde 2014, el Centro ha llevado a cabo investigaciones para evaluar el papel de los cigarrillos electrónicos en el abandono del tabaquismo, la iniciación y la recaída y para evaluar la concienciación, las percepciones, las creencias y las experiencias del público sobre el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos y otros productos de nicotina y tabaco.

El solicitante exitoso dirigirá el diseño, análisis y presentación de informes de estudios centrados en evaluar las percepciones de la población y el uso de diferentes marcas de cigarrillos electrónicos, y el impacto del uso de cigarrillos electrónicos en el uso de productos de tabaco más nocivos, como cigarrillos combustibles. La persona designada para este puesto tendrá título de posgrado a nivel de doctorado, y experiencia en el análisis de grandes conjuntos de datos en SPSS SAS o STATA

El solicitante exitoso recibirá un salario dentro del rango de 45k a 55K de libras esterlinas al año. Los beneficios de los empleados incluyen pensiones generosas, seguro de vida, buenos beneficios por enfermedad y seguro médico privado. Trabajamos en un entorno de trabajo abierto y de apoyo donde todo nuestro personal cuenta con recursos. Nuestras oficinas están situadas en las afueras de Glasgow, en un tranquilo y verde Parque De las Ciencias.

Submitted on Lunes, Agosto 5, 2019 - 17:09