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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.

Postdoctoral Scholar: The Pennsylvania State University

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

The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) at The Pennsylvania State University ( invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to begin June 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The CJRC supports innovative criminal justice research focused on the connections between research, policy, and practice.

The successful applicant will collaborate with Dr Jeremy Staff in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and Dr Jennifer Maggs in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies on substance use research that focuses on the precursors, correlates, and consequences of electronic and combustible cigarette use in adolescence.

Responsibilities will include analyses of longitudinal data; preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and conference presentations; and participation in graduate student mentoring. In addition to collaborative projects, the scholar will have access to exceptional resources to facilitate his or her independent research. 

If selected as a finalist for the position, recommendation letters will be requested. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced training in statistics and experience analyzing longitudinal datasets, and to those with an interest in and likelihood of developing an independent research program focusing on adolescent substance use. 

Submitted on Miércoles, Enero 8, 2020 - 10:36

Addiction Medicine Physician

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

The Addiction Medicine physician will provide patient care in the context of multidisciplinary teams in both the inpatient and outpatient settings to patients who suffer from substance abuse disorders or who are at-risk. The physician may additionally provide didactic and clinical teaching of fellows, residents and other learners.

This is an opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team that is nationally recognized for their contributions to teaching, research, and leadership in Addiction Medicine.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Submitted on Martes, Enero 7, 2020 - 13:46

PhD Opportunity- University of Liverpool

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

Project Title: Determining the impact of underage alcohol/substance use on child health and well-being

Description: English statistics report that in 2016, almost half of girls (46%) and boys (43%) aged 11-15 years had consumed alcohol. This increased to 65% by 16-17 years. Almost a quarter of 15-year olds (23%) reported being drunk within the past 4 weeks, and by 14 years, approximately one third had tried an illicit substance (e.g. cannabis). Underage alcohol/substance use (UASU) can have significant long-term consequences on brain development, and increases risk of accident/injury, violent/criminal behaviour, pregnancy/STIs, and lowers educational/employment attainment. These effects can be more pronounced in lower socio-economic populations, important for Liverpool where 33% of those <16yrs live in poverty. Despite the common involvement of alcohol and substance use in emergency department visits which involve 'adverse' factors (e.g. violence, self-harm), few emergency departments offer any alcohol/substance-related interventions to underage patients.

This research will provide a comprehensive understanding of underage alcohol/substance use (UASU). The successful candidate will work with children, families, paediatric clinicians, and organisations (e.g. schools) to determine attitudes around UASU, and identify factors that increase UASU and perceived barriers to reducing this behaviour. This data will be collected via a range of quantitative (e.g. surveys) and qualitative (e.g. interviews) research methods, and consider the impact of health inequalities.

The candidate will work with existing healthcare records to better understand the nature of UASU admissions. The candidate will conduct relevant systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses to identify the current evidence around effective interventions to reduce UASU. This work will support collaboration with adolescents and healthcare professionals to develop guidance on tools which can be used in clinical/non-clinical settings to identify and/or reduce UASU.

Submitted on Martes, Enero 7, 2020 - 13:31

Director of Membership & Affiliates

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

Job Description:

The Director of Membership & Affiliates provides primary leadership and management for all aspects of membership and affiliate growth and engagement. Success relies on the ability to view members and potential members from different perspectives, identify and anticipate member needs and how this drive perceived value of membership, and determine the most effective ways to involve members in way that respects their personal and professional commitment. In addition, this role will be the liaison between NAADAC and its state and international affiliates, coordinate regional and state calls and events, and collaborate with other departments to promote and grow NAADAC events, programs, and services.

Submitted on Martes, Enero 7, 2020 - 12:50

Posición de doctorado Bangor University - Escuela de Psicología

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  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

Título del proyecto: Experiencias de riesgo, incertidumbre y recompensa.

Fundamento y descripción del proyecto: Este proyecto se centra en los efectos de diversos tipos de incertidumbre en los comportamientos de búsqueda de recompensas de las personas, centrándose en el consumo de alcohol, productos y servicios de juegos de azar, alimentos y drogas. Aprender más sobre los factores situacionales, sociales y psicológicos que promueven un consumo insalubre podría ayudarnos a desarrollar mejores maneras de ayudar a las personas afectadas. El proyecto utilizará métodos experimentales (basados en laboratorio y en línea) y de encuesta, y se adaptará a alguien con intereses en la cognición, la economía del comportamiento, los comportamientos de los consumidores y los factores sociales en la salud.

Submitted on Martes, Enero 7, 2020 - 12:14

PhD Opportunity- University of Sheffield

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

Project title: Determinants and Psychological Correlates of Sustained Behaviour Change and Recovery from Addiction

Project description:  Although difficult, many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs eventually recover from their addiction, often without any formal treatment. Similarly, many heavy drinkers are able to ‘cut down’ their alcohol consumption, sometimes without help and often in response to life changes. There is some preliminary evidence that both types of recovery / behaviour change are accompanied by important psychological changes such that involve executive functions, automatic cognitive processing biases, and subjective beliefs about alcohol. These observations raise a number of additional questions, answers to which could contribute important information about the process of behaviour change and how treatments might be optimized in order to bring about those psychological changes. For example, which psychological processes (if any) play the most important causal role in behaviour change, and which arise as a consequence of behaviour change? How do addiction treatments and behaviour change interventions influence these psychological constructs, and how might those interventions need to be modified in the future? This research would involve a series of cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations of people who have yet to change their behaviour, people who are currently attempting to change, and people who have successfully changed their behaviour or recovered from addiction. It may also involve work to build on and clarify the observations from these studies, such as experimental field studies, or development and preliminary evaluation of novel interventions.

Submitted on Martes, Enero 7, 2020 - 12:11

Regional Manager- Alcohol and Drug Foundation

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

As the Northern Territory Regional Manager, you will support communities to build resilience to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs. Working alongside an Adelaide based State Manager, and as part of the South Australian/Northern Territory team, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of an integrated collection of programs and projects within the Northern Territory

Furthermore, you will play a key role in supporting mutually beneficial stakeholder and funder relationships within the NT.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Identify, build, develop and strengthen strategic partnerships to meet the ADF's objectives.
  • Build and maintain key stakeholder relationships including local and territory Government representatives.
  • Significantly contribute to the effective delivery of all operational requirements of ADF programs and funding compliance.
  • Contribute to ongoing program improvement and development through the ability to align with and strengthen business outcomes.

Attendance at meetings outside of core business hours and travel within the region will be required, therefore you will need to hold a valid driver's licence and have access to a vehicle for work related travel.

Submitted on Martes, Enero 7, 2020 - 09:25

Coordinador (Política y Asuntos Públicos)- Alcohol Focus Escocia

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  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Alcohol Focus Scotland está buscando un profesional de políticas calificado para unirse a nuestro equipo apasionado en la entrega de nuestras prioridades estratégicas. Tendrá un papel variado y desafiante, con un enfoque en el desarrollo y la comunicación de nuestro trabajo de promoción de políticas, compartir las últimas investigaciones y mantener al equipo al día sobre la evolución en el parlamento.

Están buscando un candidato con:

  • experiencia de apoyar el desarrollo y la implementación de campañas de promoción para alcanzar objetivos estratégicos y políticos;
  • experiencia de reunir e interpretar pruebas e investigaciones para apoyar el desarrollo de políticas y prácticas;
  • experiencia de involucrarse con los políticos y otros responsables de la toma de decisiones para influir en la política;
  • la capacidad de comunicar una gama de información a una variedad de audiencias;
  • el compromiso de trabajar en colaboración para lograr resultados que mejoren la vida de las personas en Escocia.

Este papel constituirá una parte crucial de la labor de AFS para influir en la política en la consulta del Gobierno escocés sobre la comercialización del alcohol en 2020 y el manifiesto de AFS para las elecciones parlamentarias escocesas de 2021, y por lo tanto proporciona una oportunidad emocionante para cualquiera que desee para progresar en su carrera política.

Submitted on Lunes, Diciembre 23, 2019 - 18:57

Addiction Psychologist - Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Suffolk County New York, where Stony Brook University is situated, is currently suffering from an opioid epidemic in addition to the typical prevalence of other substance use disorders. This has led to the creation of a new Division of Addiction Psychiatry, directed by Richard N. Rosenthal, MD. Stony Brook's anticipated affiliations with community hospitals, one which currently operates NYS licensed SUD programs, will require a coordinated effort to help address the county-wide problem.

The new faculty member will provide clinical care as well as teaching/supervising evidence-based psychosocial interventions in addiction to medical students, and residents in psychiatry and other departments

The faculty will be tasked with assisting Division faculty in the provision of the clinical, research, and educational programs related to addiction, coordinate and oversee quality of pyshosocial treatments for addiction between hospital sites, and work with the Division Director to develop vibrant and competitive Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Fellowships. She/he will assist the Division Director in working with the hospitals and School of Medicine to develop comprehensive, demonstrably high-quality addiction services across the spectrum. She/he will routinely join in the collaboration with internal and external stakeholders when developing programs and to help move the community toward a prevention model. Successful candidate will have protected time to work independently and/or with senior faculty to develop/continue research, and generate a career development plan. 

Submitted on Domingo, Diciembre 1, 2019 - 16:23

Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor – Addiction Psychiatry Services

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

The University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor to serve as teaching attending physician in its Addiction Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic with a culturally diverse patient population.

The applicant(s) will also be supervising general psychiatry residents with their addiction cases, and both general and combined residents in IM/Psych FM/Psych.

Experience with the full range of addictions treatment modalities highly desired.

Time is allocated for didactic teaching, case conferences, and supervision. In addition, the applicant(s) will engage in scholarly or creative activities derived from and in support of their clinical teaching, professional and service activities. The candidates will also evaluate and treat their own patients.

Submitted on Domingo, Diciembre 1, 2019 - 16:13

Oportunidad de doctorado- Universidad John Moores de Liverpool

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

¿Cómo se puede fomentar el apoyo público a políticas de drogas controvertidas, pero basadas en evidencia, que mejorarán los resultados de los grupos estigmatizados y marginados?

Descripción del proyecto

El Reino Unido se enfrenta actualmente a algunos de los niveles más altos de muertes relacionadas con el consumo controlado de drogas registrado. Las personas que consumen drogas (PWUD) también se enfrentan a otros daños sociales y de salud relacionados con su consumo de drogas, y debido a las formas en que la sociedad decide responder a su consumo de drogas. Sabemos que hay intervenciones y políticas que podrían reducir algunos de estos daños, pero a pesar de algunas pruebas prometedoras, estas respuestas pueden no ser implementadas, o disponibles para suficientes personas para tener un impacto. Hay muchas razones para esto, y no todas son fáciles de resolver.
La política de drogas y otros científicos de la salud pública han argumentado que, si bien es importante, la contribución pública al desarrollo de políticas y a las preferencias puede ser en algún momento simbólica, y valorada sólo cuando está de acuerdo con los objetivos políticos más amplios del gobierno. Algunas políticas importantes de drogas centradas en la salud pública apoyadas por profesionales de la salud y académicos también pueden parecer controvertidas y contraintuitivas para el público, y los gobiernos también han utilizado esta aparente falta de apoyo público para justificar la inacción. Sin embargo, las políticas que tienen interés y apoyo público, y conducen a campañas de promoción a veces se actúa rápidamente. Un buen contraste aquí es la decisión del gobierno del Reino Unido de cambiar la ley para permitir la prescripción de medicamentos a base de cannabis en 2018, pero la resistencia constante a cambiar la ley para permitir el establecimiento de instalaciones de consumo de drogas supervisadas médicamente en Escocia.
Algunas de las razones por las que el público puede no apoyar acciones particulares incluyen la falta de familiaridad con los objetivos y pruebas que sustentan un enfoque particular, o las actitudes públicas hacia la PWUD. El estigma público es una fuente importante de exclusión social y determina qué políticas y prácticas reciben apoyo público. El estigma también puede afectar la probabilidad de que el PWUD busque apoyo y socave los beneficios del tratamiento, por lo que esto es importante abordarlo. También sabemos que algunos profesionales de la salud y la atención social pueden tener actitudes estigmatizantes hacia la PWUD, y esto puede afectar el nivel y la calidad de la atención proporcionada, y puede afectar indirectamente a la opinión pública. A pesar del reconocimiento de la importancia del estigma sobre la salud relacionada con las drogas y los resultados sociales, poca investigación ha examinado técnicas que podrían conducir a actitudes más inclusivas y menos estigmatizantes hacia el PWUD. Del mismo modo, aunque ha habido un buen trabajo en otros campos de la salud (por ejemplo, alcohol, tabaco, VIH), hay una falta de trabajo que ha examinado cómo se puede fomentar el apoyo público a las respuestas controvertidas, pero basadas en la evidencia al consumo ilícito de drogas.
Nos gustaría trabajar con un estudiante que está comprometido con el desarrollo de un programa de alta calidad de investigación doctoral que responda a algunos de estos desafíos importantes. El estudiante debe generar las ideas de investigación, pero en base a algunos de los trabajos que ya hemos hecho, las áreas de investigación podrían incluir:

  1. Cómo enmarcar a) las cuestiones relacionadas con las drogas en el discurso público (incluidos los medios de comunicación), b) pwUD y c) las respuestas al consumo de drogas pueden afectar las actitudes públicas hacia la PWUD y el apoyo público a políticas controvertidas.
  2. Cómo las diferentes formas en que se presentan las pruebas de políticas de drogas controvertidas pueden afectar el apoyo público
  3. El papel de los medios de comunicación de masas en la conformación de las actitudes hacia el PWUD. En particular, en el desarrollo de la comprensión de las respuestas de los medios de comunicación a los "problemas" relacionados con las drogas, o en el desarrollo de recursos basados en la evidencia y capacitación para que los periodistas y otros productores de medios de comunicación apoyen sus informes.

Esta es una área de trabajo emocionante e importante, con relevancia directa para la práctica y la política. Esto es probable que sea una investigación multidisciplinaria, y también presenta oportunidades para colaborar con profesionales y socios fuera de los entornos de la Universidad. Es probable que atraiga a estudiantes de una amplia gama de disciplinas, incluyendo, pero no limitado a la salud pública, la psicología, la sociología, la criminología, las ciencias de la salud, el periodismo y el marketing/comunicaciones. Es importante que el futuro estudiante comparta nuestros valores de respeto hacia la PWUD, y comparta nuestro compromiso de emprender investigaciones que busquen apoyar a los grupos marginados y estigmatizados y reducir las desigualdades sanitarias y sociales.

Submitted on Martes, Septiembre 17, 2019 - 13:23