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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.

Senior Operations Manager- NAADAC

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

The Senior Operations Manager assists the Director of Membership & Affiliates in managing the membership and affiliates department and manages the main office operations and association-wide information technology.

In addition, the Senior Operations Manager will assist leadership with event and vendor coordination for NAADAC national, regional, and state events and pieces of training and exhibiting opportunities, and higher-level administrative tasks as needed.

Finally, the Senior Operations Manager will assist in managing the Membership Services Coordinators team. Because of his/her involvement in matters related to his/her responsibilities, the Senior Operations Manager will be required to communicate frequently with other agency directors, as well as the NAADAC Board of Directors.

Submitted on Jueves, Noviembre 14, 2019 - 10:35

Associate/Full Professor- The University of Texas at Austin

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

The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education is seeking a senior faculty member (Associate or Full Professor) in the area of Prevention Science focusing on individuals at-risk for poor health and/or education outcomes in family, school, and/or community settings. This unique college-wide faculty search is designed to attract a scholar who will add to the college’s strong academic and research programs in prevention and education and health disparities and may bring research expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Social determinants of education and/or health disparities
  • Community-level influences on health behaviour
  • School violence prevention
  • Culturally responsive behavioural interventions to address school discipline disparities
  • Development and implementation of equity-focused social-emotional learning interventions in schools
  • Family-centred interventions to support positive education and health outcomes
  • Healthy behaviour and stress coping interventions (e.g., physical activity, emotional regulation, etc.) among vulnerable populations
  • Immigrant health and education disparities
Submitted on Miércoles, Noviembre 13, 2019 - 14:02

PhD Studentship in Psychology: Cannabis, Tobacco and Psychiatric Disease

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

PhD question: 

  • Can we isolate the relationships between cannabis, tobacco and psychiatric disease through triangulation of data from countries that smoke cannabis with, and without tobacco?


Smoking is the world’s leading cause of preventable illness and death. In the UK, smoking prevalence has decreased from 46% during the 1970s to about 16% in recent years. However, smoking prevalence has not reduced in people with mental disorders, in 2015 it was 32%.

Cannabis is gaining increasing acceptance as a medicinal and recreational drug and prevalence of use is rising worldwide. There are concerns about the adverse associations of cannabis and tobacco with risk of psychiatric disease. However, the association between cannabis and psychiatric disease may be confounded by tobacco-use.

Here we propose an innovative approach to address this problem, by comparing estimates of the association between cannabis use and psychiatric disease in cohorts where cannabis is generally utilised without tobacco (North America) to cohorts where it is generally utilised with tobacco (Europe).

Submitted on Miércoles, Noviembre 13, 2019 - 11:20

PhD Opportunity- LJMU

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

How does the social environment help to explain the relationships between deprivation, mental health, and alcohol use?

This PhD studentship will investigate how differences in the social environment and social relationships might help to explain the association between deprivation, mental health, and alcohol use. The successful student will explore whether neighbourhood characteristics, including cohesion and attachment to the community, influence the relationships between: 

i) deprivation and patterns of alcohol use

ii) mental health, wellbeing and patterns of alcohol use.

This could inform future systemic and community-led initiatives to address alcohol-related harm.

The supervisory team has complementary expertise in alcohol epidemiology (Prof Sumnall), qualitative research (Dr Tod) and systematic review (Ms Jones), and mental health research and statistical modelling (Dr Goodwin; University of Liverpool). The student will benefit from the multidisciplinary expertise of supervisors/advisors, as well as the training/support opportunities provided by cross Faculty/Institutional working.

The studentship provides funds for full-time tuition fees (UK/EU students only) and a stipend at the LJMU standard rate

Submitted on Martes, Noviembre 12, 2019 - 08:08

Addiction Specialist

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

Addiction Specialist

To work as a part of Sligo Social Services Multi-Disciplinary team to deliver a Housing First’ approach to individuals experiencing long term homelessness in Counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The role of the Addiction Specialist will be based in Letterkenny Co Donegal on three days per week and in Sligo town on two days per week.

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract of employment for 35 hours per week.

Successful applicants will have :

  • Qualification at degree level in Nursing, Social Work, Social Care or related discipline
  • Post Graduate qualification in addiction
  • Registration with ACI
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Addiction Services
  • Experience of working with service users who are or have been homeless
  • Experience of working with service users identified as having a dual diagnosis
  • Access to car and full driving licence.

Please view Job Description and Specs (see below) for full details.

Submitted on Viernes, Noviembre 8, 2019 - 14:52

PhD Studentship in Psychology: Testing the Hangxiety Hypothesis - The Effects of Alcohol Hangover on Anxiety

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

This research aims to identify novel mechanisms underlying the relationship between alcohol consumption, hangover and anxiety, with the potential to find new therapeutic targets for interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and/or anxiety. 

To be competitive, you should have a first-class or high 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Psychology and/or an MSc in Psychology or Research Methods at merit or distinction level.

Submitted on Viernes, Noviembre 8, 2019 - 14:49

Knowledge Broker​​​​ - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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

The Knowledge Broker is responsible for developing relationships with partners to get the right information into the right hands at the right time, and for supporting the delivery, uptake, use and impact of evidence-informed practices, tools, programs and products for those working in the field of substance abuse.


  • Lead the development and implementation of knowledge mobilization plans on assigned national priorities.
  • Work with colleagues in research and partnerships to interpret and summarize research findings to form the basis of knowledge mobilization plans, products, tools or activities to inform practice, policy and program development in the field of substance abuse.
  • Identify and bring together key partners, subject-matter experts, influential knowledge users and other key stakeholders to share evidence or knowledge to build the foundation for solutions in the substance abuse field.
  • Lead consultations with stakeholders to identify their needs in accessing, interpreting and using evidence from research and other sources, and help build their capacity through the provision of resources, training and mentoring.
  • Lead collaboration efforts with a variety of stakeholders to negotiate creative, practical and relevant approaches to knowledge mobilization for sustainable solutions and change.​
  • Work closely with national priority advisors and communications advisors to identify partners and stakeholders across Canada, and ensure they have access to the CCSA products and services to address their needs and issues.
  • Continuously establish and maintain networks of stakeholders and partners that can both benefit from and contribute to the collective efforts to reduce the harms and improve the care for those affected by substance abuse.


Submitted on Viernes, Noviembre 8, 2019 - 14:41

Communications & Marketing Officer

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

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) together with the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) are looking to recruit a Communications & Marketing Officer who will be the key part of their team for communicating content to benefit ISSUP’s and ICUDDR’s members and their broader target audience. The Communications & Marketing Officer is essential for the creation and digital dissemination of ISSUP and ICUDDR content and the building and maintenance of virtual networks. Working closely with the Deputy Director and all other members of the team the Communications & Marketing Officer encourages the engagement of ISSUP and ICUDDR members and other important stakeholders.

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that supports the professional development of a globally connected substance use prevention, treatment and recovery workforce. ISSUP provides networking opportunities, offers a gateway to training and serves as an online access point ( for information from the field of drug demand reduction. ISSUP’s approach is informed by evidence-based, high-quality and ethical practice.

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates networking among universities to promotehigh-quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention and treatment ( It pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy and supports the formation of academic programmes in addiction studies at a time when demand is at an all-time high.

Main areas of work:


  • Manage ISSUP’s and ICUDDR’s general email communications and queries
  • Create and oversee the implementation of the Marketing strategy
  • Manage the creation and circulation of the ISSUP/ICUDDR newsletters
  • Manage the production of ISSUP and ICUDDR marketing materials
  • Manage the production of ISSUP/ICUDDR news stories
  • Manage ISSUP’s and ICUDDR’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin) and increase members’ engagement via strong social media presence
  • Data analysis: Monitor and assess communications data. Pull out monthly reporting figures and create a monthly website trafficking and newsletter readership report
  • Attend meetings/conferences as agreed with the Chief Executive and Deputy Director to present and promote ISSUP and ICUDDR
  • Ensure ISSUP’s and ICUDDR’s brand is appropriately presented across all external and internal communications


  • Manage and regularly update ISSUP and ICUDDR website content: Write, edit, coordinate and publish engaging and high-quality content for our members and other important stakeholders
  • Build relationships with content contributors to encourage their participation
  • Manage the development of Network topics and the moderation of agreed online Networks -
  • Keep ISSUP’s Job Board up-to-date (lists current paid and voluntary vacancies in the field) -
  • Join website meetings to review progress and contribute to development


  • Create and manage ISSUP/ICUDDR event marketing materials and documents (e.g. flyers, presentations, programme booklet, certificates, etc.)
  • Create and implement event social media strategy
  • Create ISSUP/ICUDDR event webpages and create social media event pages
  • Monitor the ISSUP/ICUDDR ‘tables’ to promote the organisation during the event

ISSUP National Chapters:

  • Promote the National Chapters via ISSUP communications

ISSUP Membership:

  • Review ISSUP membership applications and manage email communications with members

Other areas of work:

  • As a small team, we work closely together and appreciate contributions to other aspects of our work plan
  • Travel will be necessary, both within and outside the UK

Skills and Qualities:

Working as part of a small team, you will be an outstanding communicator with a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content. Some knowledge of drug demand reduction or related healthcare fields would also be useful to this role.


  • 2-3 years’ experience of working in communications ideally in the NGO/charity sector
  • Excellent producer of content, understanding ISSUP’s and ICUDDR’s key messages and stakeholders and able to produce content for website, newsletter, networks, social media, power points, etc.
  • Excellent writing skills, including being able to write for different channels and audiences
  • Experience of using website content management systems and familiarity with email marketing campaigns
  • Experience of using communications data including Google Analytics and social media analytics tools to inform reporting
  • Knowledge of search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Design skills for promotional materials such as flyers, presentations, social media cards, etc.
  • Able to organise ISSUP’s members and other stakeholders for input to social media and news content
  • English speaking (native or CEFR C2)
  • Show and use initiative
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise your own work
  • Creative
  • Team-player: Able to communicate and integrate within a small team
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated

Full time, UK based working from home

Salary range: £25,000 - £32,000 dependent upon experience

Start date: January 2020 or sooner

If you are looking to apply and improve your communications and marketing skills with an internationally recognised organisation, please send your CV and a cover letter to Kirsty Fitzpatrick: kirsty [dot] fitzpatrick [at] issup [dot] net by November 30th, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the role or the organisation, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Submitted on Martes, Octubre 22, 2019 - 11:26

Research Fellow in Behavioural Science- UCL

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

An opening exists for a Research Fellow to work within the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at UCL as part of a 3-year research project funded by the National Institute of Health Research.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide academic leadership on a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of the Drink Less smartphone app, collecting and analysing data, and the writing of relevant research papers.

Submitted on Lunes, Octubre 21, 2019 - 16:20

Specialty Doctor

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

Turning Point has been providing drug and alcohol services in the South West of England for over two decades. We aim to increase the number of substance misusing clients entering and successfully completing treatment, reduce substance-related harm and improve the quality of life for our clients, their families and communities.

We are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and passionate Independent doctor to join our multi-disciplinary team offering comprehensive specialist clinical prescribing services and a range of psychosocial interventions across hub and satellite locations across Somerset/Wiltshire and Swindon.

Submitted on Viernes, Octubre 18, 2019 - 11:50

PhD Studentship: University of Bath

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

PhD question:

  • Can we isolate the relationships between cannabis, tobacco and psychiatric disease through triangulation of data from countries that smoke cannabis with, and without tobacco?

Training highlights:

  • You will become an expert on the scientific impact of smoking cannabis and tobacco on psychiatric diseases.
  • You will learn to use exciting, novel and cutting-edge statistical and causal inference methods.
  • You will learn how to analyse genetic data and apply Mendelian randomization and polygenic risk score analysis.
  • This research will have an international impact.
  • You will have an opportunity to present at international conferences.
Submitted on Viernes, Octubre 4, 2019 - 12:11

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

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