PhD Studentship- Loughborough University

PhD Studentship: Investigating the link between attentional biases and holistic perception, and their functional roles in changing behaviour

This is an exciting opportunity to investigate a new theory of visual salience which would have implications for a number of areas of cognitive psychology e.g. addiction, face perception, phobias, and eating disorders.

Applicants should have or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or relevant research experience will be an advantage. 

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United Kingdom
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PhD Studentship- University of Exeter

This PhD study will investigate whether there are effective community-based interventions that could better serve families affected by multiple adversities, by responding to needs in more than one domain.

he PhD will involve a series of inter-related studies that aim:

  • to investigate what interventions delivered in the community might have combined impacts on all three public health issues;
  • to use existing datasets to explore the prevalence of the ‘toxic trio’ in families, and the clustering of individual, family and community risk factors that might be addressed by early intervention;
  • to understand what current service-users and professionals consider would provide more effective support for children and families affected by violence, poor mental health and parental substance misuse.
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United Kingdom
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Team Assistant

The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is looking to appoint a Team Assistant to contribute to the smooth running of our secretariat operations based in London and to provide essential administrative and accounting support to a small but dynamic and busy team.

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United Kingdom
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Community Researcher

A unique opportunity to live and work on the Island of Arran. As a self-motivated researcher, you would work closely with the project steering group consisting of local service leads and supported by North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership.

This post is suited to someone with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (Alcohol and Drug Studies, Community Education/Development, Social Science – other subjects will also be considered). A research methods module and/or experience of conducting interviews, surveys, participatory research etc. in a community setting is required.

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United Kingdom
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Post-Doctoral Researcher- King's College London

King's College London is looking for someone with experience of conducting systematic reviews and mixed methods mental health services research, high-quality research skills and with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This post will enable an outstanding post-doctoral researcher to contribute to the work of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit (MHPRU).  Experience of co-production and/or working collaboratively with service users is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to collaborative interdisciplinary projects within the MHPRU.  They will be prepared and willing to contribute to teaching and to be involved in the assessment of student knowledge including assisting in the supervision of student projects and in the development of student research skills.

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United Kingdom
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Research Assistant

An opportunity to provide subject-specific research assistance to the Principal Investigator (PI) and their research team has become available. The post holder will work on the ESCAPE study (Integrating Smoking Cessation Treatment into Routine Psychological Care (IAPT). 

The post holder will predominately be involved in collecting and analysing data for three projects:

  1. A systematic review titled “Impact of variation in functions and delivery on the effectiveness of behavioural and mood management interventions for smoking cessation in people with depression”. Protocol available here
  2. Analysing qualitative data from interviews with IAPT service users and therapists.
  3. Collecting data about intervention implementation for the ESCAPE trial
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United Kingdom
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Project Coordinator

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is looking for a project coordinator for the “Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD)” project.

The Project Coordinator will serve as a liaison officer between GPDPD, its international partners and the MFLF as well as other Thai counterparts.

The Project Coordinator is part of a global team with operations in Berlin, Bonn, Bangkok, Bogotá, Tirana and Yangon. The Project Coordinator will be placed at the premises of GIZ Bangkok but will also be working regularly at the office of MFLF.

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Thailand
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Postdoctoral Fellow

There is a vacant position in the Department for Sociology and Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow.

The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is dedicated to the newly established research centre PROMENTA in which the Department of Sociology and Human Geography will participate with the project Drug Policy Reform.

We will investigate questions related to the development of international drug policy, new knowledge regimes, drug user careers, social marginalization and the possible consequences of decriminalization of the use and possession of drugs. We will also monitor new patterns of alcohol and drug use among adolescents, associated sociocultural aspects and identities, and new models of prevention and sanctioning by the police and the court system. 

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Norway
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Family Support Coordinator

Adfam is a partner in a new project in Swindon to improve identification of alcohol dependent parents and their children, increase referrals to alcohol treatment and increase the numbers of children and families accessing support.

We wish to recruit a Family Support Co-ordinator to work within the project delivery team in Swindon. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of experience and skills in community development, managing volunteers, training, and in engaging with and supporting families.

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    United Kingdom
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    PhD Opportunity- University of East Anglia

    Project: Developing and evaluating a new pathway to smoking cessation: preventing early lapse using cognitive-behavioural techniques to promote long term abstinence.

    Project aims are:

    (1) review the literature on cognitive-behavioural lapse prevention interventions or techniques;

    (2) identify effectiveness and key factors in the use of lapse prevention techniques through secondary analysis;

    (3) design a lapse prevention intervention and undertake a pilot evaluation study

    (4) undergo research skills training, personal and career development. 

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    United Kingdom
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    Research

    Development Lead- Action on Smoking and Health Scotland (ASH Scotland)

    Action on Smoking and Health Scotland (ASH Scotland) is the independent Scottish charity taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. 

    The development lead will maintain and actively share expertise in relation to the links between smoking and inequality, and ensure delivery and further development of associated elements of the organisation’s work-plan. 

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    United Kingdom
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    Program Officer- The Global Drug Policy Program (GDPP)

    Programme Officer (Fixed Term), Global Drug Policy Program. New York.

    The Global Drug Policy Program (GDPP) of the Open Society Foundations seeks to shift the policy paradigm on illicit drugs from today’s punitive approach to one rooted in human rights, sustainable development, and public health.

    The Program Officer is a pivotal role at Open Society. The role has responsibility for engaging with fields of interest to OSF, developing appropriate strategies and tools for fostering desired social change, while also developing and managing relationships with other entities including potential and current grantees.  The Program Officer works collaboratively both within OSF and with external entities whose goals are aligned with the Global Drug Policy Program.

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    United States
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    Programme Delivery

    The Society for the Study of Addiction Professorship

    The Society’s key goals are to promote effective policy and practice and to support the development of stronger addiction science.

    Through its Academic Fellowship scheme, launched in 2012, the Society is enabling high-calibre early and mid-career addictions researchers to develop further and they are now pleased to launch our new ‘SSA Addictions Professorship’ scheme to further strengthen addictions research in the UK.

    The ‘SSA Addictions Professorship’ scheme will create new addictions professorial positions in collaboration with co-funding host universities.

    Program Quality and Practice Lead- Alcohol and Drug Foundation

    About the Programme Quality and Practice Lead role

    • Play a key role in the continuous improvement of projects delivered by Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs)
    • Contribute to growth in knowledge, skills and capability, of staff supporting program delivery
    • Guide planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed activities 
    • Minimise harm from alcohol and other drugs
    • Lead our program quality and practice lead improvement
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    Australia
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    Programme Delivery

    Senior Addiction Counsellor

    The post holder will oversee and manage a professional counselling, therapy, education and information service in the area of addiction and substance misuse to young people who have been referred to the ACTS service. 

    The post holder will provide and manage substance misuse interventions to young people and their families alongside a multi-disciplinary team within Tusla Therapy.

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    Ireland
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    Programme Delivery

    Research Associate

    The University of Bristol have an exciting opportunity for a researcher to work on a new three-year project (EPoCH) within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology unit (MRC IEU) at the University of Bristol, one of the leading centres for epidemiology in the UK.

    The EPoCH study explores causality and mechanisms in the complex associations between parental prenatal health behaviours (smoking, drinking alcohol, physical activity, caffeine, high fat, high sugar diet) and childhood health across several domains including adiposity and neurodevelopment.

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    United Kingdom
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    Post-doctoral Research Associate- Kings College London

    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will be a member of the Hungry Mind Lab (www.hungrymindlab.com).

    The project, which is partially funded by the European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB), will focus on studying the gene-environment interplay in the prediction of health outcomes in young adulthood. 

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    United Kingdom
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    Research Associate- Loughborough University

    We are seeking a research associate with substantial experience with qualitative research methods to undertake research into the role of alcohol consumption within football cultures.

    Duties will include survey and other research design, primary data collection, data analysis and interpretation of findings, the writing of high-quality academic papers, and impact-focused work with external stakeholders.

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    United Kingdom
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    PhD position in Neuroscience

    This role will involve developing a project focusing on the brain mechanisms leading to drug addiction and compulsive behaviours.

    More specifically, our lab is interested in understanding how innate behavioural traits related to impulsivity, novelty seeking and risky-decision making contributes to vulnerability to drug abuse. 

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    Switzerland
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    Research