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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.

Associate Research Fellow - Deakin University

  • Location: Australia
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:
  • Based in Geelong, HERB Barwon Health
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE) and Fixed-term until May 2025
  • Level A $76,985 - $103,493 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

About the role:

You will be assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Tina trial, a clinical trial focusing on a new medication for methamphetamine 'ice' use. The main responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing potential participants, screening them for suitability, enrolling eligible participants, and collecting data as per the trial protocol. The position also involves data entry and management, handling biological samples, assisting with recruitment strategies, attending project meetings, and undertaking research tasks such as report preparation. This is a multi-site trial, requiring collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians. The role will be primarily based at IMPACT, Geelong, with field travel required for participant assessments and collaboration with other services.

As an Associate Research Fellow, you will:

  • Conduct high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs, with mentorship.
  • Engage collaboratively to participate in novel and high-quality research or creative activities.
  • Communicate outputs, including as part of team.
  • Ensure impact of academic activity on the field and the community.
  • Support applications for funding for research and creative activities.
  • Begin building body of work and reputation and recognition for quality, excellence and impact.
  • Participate in intra- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations.
Submitted on Domingo, Junio 9, 2024 - 21:06

Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team Leader - NHS Garth

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

We have one Band 6 vacancy within our Integrated Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team at HMP Garth.

The successful applicants will assist in the overall delivery of care to patients within the mental health and clinical substance misuse team of HMP Garth.

You will be responsible for the care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care for mental health and clinical substance misuse.

The successful applicant is required to demonstrate a “can- do” attitude, be resilient and possess excellent leadership qualities.

Healthcare services operate 7 days a week and the successful applicants would need to be flexible in their approach to meeting the demands of the service.

The successful candidate will assist the Team  Manager and Senior Management to lead and develop a team of healthcare staff and visiting professionals.

They will work towards providing the highest standard of care for the prison population ensuring consistent and effective nursing practice as well as operational activity.


Main duties of the job

  • To lead and manage  referrals into the service , arrange assessments, prioritise Crisis intervention.
  •  Prioritise and organise teams workload.
  • Provide expert clinical leadership to the team, ensuring delivery of effective clinical expertise and advice to the team, including the provision direction and participation.
  • To manage and take responsibility for a defined caseload and ensure full compliance with the CPA, Safeguarding, Vulnerable Adults and other policies at all times.
  • To ensure a culture of care is evident within the  team where clinical staff enable and empower service users.
  • Provide professional supervision and management supervision to an agreed number of nurses within the team.
  • Provide expert support to nurses in:-
    • Completing needs assessment to service users.
    • In risk assessment and management.
    • In crisis planning and management.
    • In assessing and responding to patient/ carer’s needs.
    • In care planning and review of care plans.
Submitted on Domingo, Junio 9, 2024 - 20:31

Seconded national expert on law enforcement - EMCDDA

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

The job holder will work as an SNE under the supervision of the Head of the drug markets, crime and supply reduction sector within the risks to public safety and security unit. The SNE will contribute to the development, further enhancement and promotion of the competences of the EMCDDA in the area of drug supply and drug supply reduction, in particular regarding the practices of law enforcement. The post supports the EMCDDA's strategy to contribute to a more secure Europe. In order to ensure effective execution of tasks, the vehicular language for this post has been defined as English.

Submitted on Lunes, Mayo 27, 2024 - 11:08

Consultant in Addictions Psychiatry (Substance Use Services) - NHS Scotland

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

In NHS Forth Valley we know the radical and transformational difference Psychiatrists make to the lives of their patients. This is why we have developed, and will always strive to maintain, a system that allows them to do this work. In NHS Forth Valley we passionately believe in joined-up, holistic care across the whole patient journey. We have a dynamic Consultant workforce and due to the relatively small size and adaptability of our health board our Psychiatrists are able to become effective leaders who can drive through positive changes. 

Scotland is in the midst of a public health emergency regarding drug related deaths. Tackling this will require multiple interventions across all parts of our society. We will support our Consultants in Addictions Psychiatry to help lead this national response. Our Consultants are employed by the NHS, but as the clinical experts in their field they will guide and inform which services are commissioned from the third sector. As a dynamic, flexible organisation we are keen to pilot innovative ways to tackle the scourge of drug related deaths. We will support our Consultants to contribute to the emerging national strategies for tackling drug related deaths and to develop links with Higher Education Institutions to build the evidence base.  Locally we have strong links with the University of Stirling where the public health research in this area is making a significant contribution to the development of national strategy.  The service will support SPA time for Consultants to lead on projects aligned with addressing this public health crisis, such as the expansion of injectable buprenorphine and new ways of working to safely manage benzodiazepine use / dependency in conjunction with delivery and implementation of the MAT (Medicated Assisted Treatment) standards.

The Substance Use Service has a large work component in relation to alcohol use disorders. There is an alcohol dedicated team within SUS South which the successful candidate would work closely with .Part of the task will be to sign off on patients requiring inpatient detoxification from alcohol in the local Mental Health Unit using the one dedicated bed. There is also a role in supporting home detoxification from alcohol when this can be safely done. Alcohol patients will be seen by the Consultant in relation to the use of protective medications and for assessment and treatment of psychiatric comorbidity .The successful candidate would also contribute to the planning of an expansion in our alcohol treatment system utilising a group programme for those who have successfully detoxified.

We are in an exciting place with regards to Psychiatry in Forth Valley. Within the next 3 years we will be able to evidence we have the best mental health services in Scotland. To achieve this goal our Consultants will have sufficient SPA time in their job plans to help all of our services become accredited (for providing excellent care) according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality Improvement Accreditation Standards.

We are passionate about attracting the brightest and best students into Psychiatry and developing them into Consultants who will serve the needs of Scotland. Our local teaching and training programmes have been nationally recognised and we are keen to expand them further. Our service is currently developing roles for Advanced Nurse and Pharmacist Practitioners and the post-holder will have opportunities for supervision of these colleagues and guiding the development of the roles. Our vision is that those with addiction issues in Forth Valley will always access first rate services, and interact with clinicians who understand their issues, without judgement, wherever they present in our health and social care system. Training all our staff in addiction issues and breaking down the barriers between the different parts of our system will be key to this. We will support time for these and other teaching and training opportunities. The post holder will be working with a Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist with a national profile in Medical Education and so would have immediate links to regional and national teaching opportunities. 

We are also able to offer innovative and bespoke job roles for candidates interested in combining sessions in addictions with sessions in other specialities, including general adult and forensic.  In particular, we are keen to explore developing roles across both substance use and general adult settings, to support our existing programme of joint working and improved interface in these areas.   We will work with the successful candidate to develop a suitable job plan.

Forth Valley offers an unrivalled quality of life. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty which includes Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Historic Stirling ‘the gateway to the Highlands’ has local state schools that consistently feature in the top 20 of national league tables. Scotland’s major cities, Glasgow & Edinburgh are within one hour’s travel. Substantial relocation packages are available. We welcome applications from candidates wishing to work both full time and less than full time. We can also offer flexible working hours, including the option of shorter ‘family-friendly’ working days.  The size of our health board allows us to be flexible and responsive. We are keen to continue to develop ways of working that allow our Psychiatrists to have an optimal work life balance.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the department and meet key staff (this can be arranged in person or facilitated online). Informal enquiries should be directed to Gillian Baillie-Sharp, Clinical Director Substance Use Service, gillian [dot] baillie-sharp [at] nhs [dot] scot.

To apply for this post, please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job Train website. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise. Applicants will be in possession of the MRCPsych or equivalent, registered with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT at the time of interview or have a certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR). Applicants are required to have evidence of recent continued academic and professional development. Excellent, communication, listening and organisational skills are essential.

Submitted on Lunes, Mayo 27, 2024 - 10:43

Programme Officer - UNODC

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

This post is located in the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch (DLSSB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The Programme Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator on Prevention and the overall guidance of the Chief, PTRS. For more information on UNODC, please visit

Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Provide support in coordinating the field implementation and evaluation of the prevention programme particularly as it pertains to family skills and life and skills programming; monitor and analyze the project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions;
  • Perform technical support assignments for prevention programming, in consultation with the relevant UNODC field Representatives and in collaboration with the governmental counterparts in geographical regions and countries assigned by the Chief of Section in consultation with the coordinator of the prevention programme. This includes, planning, facilitating workshops, attending to other interactive sessions and assisting in developing operative partnership agreements and project concepts in the field of Drug Demand Reduction with the governmental counterparts;
  • Identify and enter into agreement with International Research Institutions to support the adaptation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based prevention programming;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities; Act as a resource person and /or moderator in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings;
  • Advise trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities;
  • Support policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies. Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Lead and/or participate in large, complex 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.);
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;
  • Participate in the recruitment, train and guide the Project Staff operating under the global prevention programme in the relevant Field Offices; advise trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities;
  • 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 by the section.
Submitted on Domingo, Mayo 12, 2024 - 12:42

Director of Addiction Psychiatry, Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Stony Brook University

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

Suffolk County, New York, where Stony Brook University is situated, is currently facing a growing opioid epidemic. This, in addition to the other substance Use Disorders, has led to the need for a Director of Addiction Psychiatry. Stony Brook University Hospital, as well as community hospitals that are part of Stony Brook Medicine that operate NYS licensed SUD inpatient and outpatient programs, will require a coordinated effort to help address the county-wide problem.

The Director will be tasked with providing the clinical, educational and research programs for substances of abuse and coordinate efforts between hospitals and clinics. The Director will work with the Hospitals and the School of Medicine to provide comprehensive services across the spectrum. The Director will routinely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders when developing programs and moving the community toward a prevention model. The Director will be expected to recruit and retain junior and mid-level clinicians and scientists, and work collaboratively with faculty and staff at affiliated institutions.

Submitted on Jueves, Abril 25, 2024 - 13:16