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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.

Planning, monitoring and reporting officer - EMCDDA

  • Location: Portugal
  • Area of Work: Monitoring
  • Closing date:

The EMCDDA is one of the European Union’s decentralised agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe. On 2 July 2024, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will become the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA). The EMCDDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, gender or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. For further information on the EMCDDA, please visit:

The position we are recruiting for is currently situated within the Executive Office (EXO) Unit, and the selected candidate will be reporting to the Head of Team Strategic planning and performance monitoring. Under the supervision of the Head of Team Strategic planning and performance monitoring, the job holder will play an important role in supporting the agency’s strategic planning and performance monitoring and reporting activities. Core tasks for this post will include defining and monitoring the implementation of new qualitative and quantitative performance measurement indicators and tools, and to use the data generated to prepare high-quality reports and analyses. The job holder will also contribute to the review and development of the related management information system and the project management framework of the agency. The post requires a combination of strong technical and analytical skills, in addition to an innovation mindset, excellent communication and writing skills, and the ability to remain effective under a heavy workload and demonstrate resistance to stress.

Submitted on Lundi 15 avril 2024 - 15:30

Health Communications Specialist - SAMHSA

  • Location: États-Unis
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.


What you'll be doing day to day

  • Maintaining ongoing tactical communication campaigns and partnership activities.
  • Monitoring strategic plans to achieve public health communication and marketing goals and objectives.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders to promote and sustain programs.
  • Developing, testing, and disseminating science- and audience-based substance use prevention messages and other public health products, tools, and materials.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service -
  • Suitable for federal employment.
  • Meet time in grade restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Probationary (or trial) period may be required.
Submitted on Lundi 15 avril 2024 - 15:20

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Health Inequalities - Durham University

  • Location: Royaume-Uni
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The University

At Durham University we are proud of our people.  A globally outstanding centre of educational excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other. We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things professionally and personally. 

Across the University we have a huge variety of roles and career opportunities, which together make us a large and successful community, which is a key hub of activity within our region and nationally.  We would be thrilled if you would consider joining our thriving University. Further information about the University can be found here

The Department

The Institute for Medical Humanities and Department of Sociology at Durham University seek to appoint a talented researcher and scholar to the role of Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on The Practice Site, part of the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities (DRP-MH). We welcome applications from those with research interests in the broad field of the Social Sciences and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with expertise in health inequalities in areas of socioeconomic deprivation and marginalisation, substance use and addiction, and/or the medicalisation of distress.

This post is part of an exciting expansion of medical humanities at Durham funded by the Wellcome Trust. The Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities (DRP-MH) at Durham University aims to empower health and wellbeing researchers from different sectors and disciplines to co-develop new and experimental approaches to tackling health challenges, including those arising at the intersections of mental health and health inequalities. The Platform will create space for experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, support networks globally, and revolutionize the research capacity of the field of Medical Humanities. It will enable large-scale collaborations with community, creative, health and voluntary sector organisations, and involve over 200,000 global academics and lived experience researchers through international partnerships with leading Universities in the USA, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa and China. Platform researchers come from a wide range of disciplines including Literary Studies, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Sport and Exercise Science, Education and Sociology. The DRP-MH supports the Institute’s vision to improve human health through research on hidden experience.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Social Sciences with a particular emphasis on experiences of health and illness in marginalised and/or socioeconomically deprived communities The post holder will be responsible for designing and conducting research as part of The Practice, one of three collaborative Sites hosted by the Platform.  The Practice is a partnership with St Anthony’s Health Centre, a GP practice based in Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne.  The Practice will develop new insights into intractable questions around health inequalities, mental health, and the treatment of complex multimorbidities. The postholder will work closely with Site leads Dr. Jesse Proudfoot and Dr. Jonathan Coates (a GP at St. Anthony’s Health Centre and In-Practice Fellow at the IMH) to design and conduct new research at The Practice, facilitate new projects from other Platform team members for the site, and support collaborations with other researchers and stakeholders. Practice site activities may include but are not limited to regular participation in Site meetings, workshops and other events; collaboration in methodological innovation with interdisciplinary and cross-sector partners through a range of modalities; the design and delivery of pilot and proof-of-concept studies; and taking shared responsibility for sustaining a flourishing research culture in the Site and Platform more broadly. The post holder will also be expected and supported to collaborate with other Sites and Researchers across the Platform. Regular participation (in-person as well as virtual) at Site, Lab and Platform activities, as agreed with the Line Manager is essential.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Inequalities

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in a discipline of the social sciences with the ability to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.  The University provides a working, research and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Submitted on Lundi 15 avril 2024 - 14:58

Director, Native Collective Research Effort to Enhance Wellness (N CREW) Program, DESPR and Associate Director for Tribal Affairs - NIDA

  • Location: États-Unis
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an innovative leader to serve in the dual position as the Director of the trans-NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative: Native Collective Research Effort to Enhance Wellness (N CREW) Program and as Associate Director for Tribal Affairs. The position is in the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR) for supervision, located in Rockville, MD, and reports directly to the NIDA Director for the Associate Director component.

NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug misuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination of research results to improve practice and inform policy related to drug misuse and addiction. 

The N CREW Program is NIH’s largest planned investment in Tribal and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) community research to date, funded through the HEAL Initiative ($291 million over 7 years, 20 planned Other Transaction Authority (OTA) awards, and use of other mechanisms to attain Program goals). This initiative bolsters research across NIH to improve prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction, and pain management, including understanding and treating pain.  The N Crew Program supports Tribes and Native American Serving Organizations (T/NASOs) to conduct locally prioritized research to address overdose, substance use, and pain, including related factors such as mental health and wellness. N CREW will have a wide-ranging impact, setting a precedent for programs across NIH.
The N CREW Program Director provides scientific leadership, policy interpretation, and direction for the highly complex, trans-NIH, public-facing N CREW Program, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of progress and impact.

The incumbent will articulate on behalf of NIDA and participating Institutes/Centers (ICs) the scientific priorities and also engagement strategies and policy application within this sphere. This position requires representation on the federal side by an appropriately senior official who possesses a deep and specific understanding of Tribal sovereignty, relevant policies, memoranda, and AI/AN/NH community preferences, as well as someone who has the credibility and earned trust of the community combined with a deep understanding of NIH policies and processes.

The incumbent will also serve as senior advisor to the NIDA Director as the NIDA Associate Director for Tribal Affairs. The Associate Director provides leadership and direction on all facets of AI/AN/NH drug addiction research to lead and integrate this work across NIDA as well as across NIH, including the NIH OD Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), other federal agencies, AI/AN constituent national and international organizations, AI/AN extramural researchers, T/NASOs, all of which have vested interests and strong voices in engaging with the NIH. The N CREW Director and Associate Director for Tribal Affairs dual position include inextricably intertwined and unique components and constituencies that must be integrated and aligned, increasing the complexity and impact of the position beyond standard single funding program positions in this crucial area for NIDA and NIH. 

HHS has a critical preparedness and response mission: HHS protects the American people from health threats, researches emerging diseases, and mobilizes public health programs with domestic and international partners.  In support of this mission, HHS offers its employees the opportunity to volunteer to become Federal Civilian Detailees and contribute their unique skills through voluntary temporary assignments to humanitarian emergencies or Departmental priorities countering new and emerging health, safety, and security threats.

If selected, you may be subject to a two-year trial period under this appointment.



Submitted on Samedi 30 mars 2024 - 11:10

Scientific Stakeholder Officer - EMCDDA

  • Location: Portugal
  • Area of Work: Monitoring
  • Closing date:

The EMCDDA is one of the European Union’s decentralised agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe. On 2 July 2024, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will become the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA).

The position we are recruiting for is currently situated within the Scientific Coordination Unit, and the selected candidate will report to the Scientific Director and work closely with the scientific coordination team. The job holder will be responsible for supporting the Scientific Director in his work aimed at developing cooperation and technical activities with the scientific community and external stakeholders. This includes the preparation of technical and scientific meetings, events and conferences; preparation and implementation of contracts for scientific activities; contributing to the preparation of technical reports and other technical documents aimed at facilitating cooperation between the agency and scientists, researchers and other external stakeholders; and providing support to the various scientific processes that are required for the team to successfully fulfil its responsibilities. The job holder, with the guidance of the Scientific Director and the support of the other team members, will also be responsible for various organisational and technical tasks related to the Lisbon Addictions Conference, including assisting with the development of the scientific programme. The job holder will also contribute to the implementation of the new mandate of EUDA related to research coordination and advice on research gaps and needs.

Submitted on Samedi 30 mars 2024 - 10:47