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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.

Research Associate, King's College London

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

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualitative researcher to join Dr Polly Radcliffe’s team on an ESRC funded research project, “Governing parental opioid use: a relational ethnography”. The multidisciplinary study will critically examine how parents who use drugs and their families engage with health and social care services, with a focus on the quality of care that families receive, the extent to which their needs are met, and how the governance of parents affects trajectories and outcomes for families. The project has a strong focus on Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) and includes three phases: establishing a ‘learning alliance’ with stakeholders for the duration of the project, analysis of policy/practice guidance, and ethnographic research with families and services over a 21-month period.

The successful candidate will recruit and consent participants into the study; assist with the facilitation of stakeholder meetings; critically analyse policy/practice documents; conduct ethnographic fieldwork, including qualitative interviews and focus groups with families and professionals; undertake qualitative data analysis, including managing data using software such as NVivo; contributing to project publications, report writing, other dissemination activities; and research-related administrative tasks.

 

Submitted on Monday 19th April 2021 - 21:48

Programme Officer- UNODC

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

This position is located in the Programme Office in Mozambique (POMOZ) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Maputo, Mozambique.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative, Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) in Pretoria, South Africa, and the overall guidance of the Deputy Director of the Division for Operations (DO) at UNODC headquarters, Vienna.

Submitted on Wednesday 14th April 2021 - 10:53

Senior Coordinator, Workforce Development- University of Nevada

  • Location: United States
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is searching for a Senior Coordinator, Workforce Development for a regional substance misuse prevention centre working with states, jurisdictions, tribes, community coalitions, and other NGOs within a 10-state/jurisdiction region.

CASAT provides training, technical assistance, and other services to support substance misuse prevention, substance use disorder treatment, and recovery.  

The Senior Coordinator will be responsible for providing direct training and technical assistance services to build state, jurisdiction, tribal, and community capacity in the application of data-driven decision-making to the selection, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based programs and practices to prevent substance misuse.

Submitted on Sunday 11th April 2021 - 16:10

PhD-level Research Public Health Analyst

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

The Substance Use Prevention, Evaluation, and Research Program within the Center for Behavioral Health Epidemiology, Implementation, and Evaluation Research at RTI International has an immediate opening for an applied Substance Use Prevention PhD-level Research Public Health Analyst

Areas of related potential methodological specialization include the use of epidemiological data for needs assessment and prevention decision making; innovative data collection and analysis for process and outcome program evaluation; and the novel use of communication to disseminate research findings and intervention strategies.

 

Submitted on Sunday 11th April 2021 - 16:07

Innovation Scholars Programme Manager- King's College London

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

King's College London are looking for an experienced researcher to work as part of a UK team conducting a Realist Evaluation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) services across the UK. The aim of the study is to understand the contextual factors that impact on the use and effectiveness (engagement, retention and harm reduction) of opiate substitution therapy and needle and syringe service provision models for high-risk people who inject drugs in the UK as well as the cost of provision of these models. 

The study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Program and is being led by The University of Dundee in collaboration with King's College London and the Universities of Bristol and Stirling. Key responsibilities of this 18-month position are to recruit and consent participants to the qualitative component of the project, conduct and analyse qualitative interviews with drug treatment and harm reduction service providers and people who inject drugs, and contribute to writing up the study reports, academic manuscripts and other outputs.

Submitted on Monday 5th April 2021 - 15:29

PhD Studentship- University of Kent

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

Project Title

Evaluating Therapeutic Life Story Work Among Young People with Multiple Disadvantages.

Research project

Therapeutic Life Story (TLS) practice as developed by Richard Rose grew from his social work with young people who had experienced toxic stress. Life Story work is widely used in UK social work teams, most specifically for adopted children. In November 2014, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which reports on English medical, social and health issues, but also makes recommendations for UK – wide awareness, stated that all children in the care of English local authorities have a right to have life story work.

Submitted on Monday 5th April 2021 - 15:26

Post‐Doctoral Fellow- The University of Connecticut

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

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to research and evaluation projects aimed at improving the system of care for substance use disorders. Responsibilities will vary but may include: collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, developing manuscripts, engagement with study academic, policy and practice partners, and contributing to new grant development.

Some travel to New York City and New York State project sites may be required (once allowable in the future).

Priority is for applicants with: documented evidence of scholarship in addiction/health services areas (e.g.,publications, presentations, grant submissions), experience working on federal grants, excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills, interpersonal skills that foster collaboration, and the ability to produce verbal and written communications appropriate for a range of audiences (e.g., scholarly, treatment providers, government partners).

Academic skills in the following areas required: knowledge of a range of research methodologies and analysis approaches including mixed methods, qualitative, and advanced quantitative analysis (e.g., multilevel modelling), and capability using statistical packages (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti, SPSS, SAS). Distinct interest and knowledge of substance use disorder intervention and treatment and implementation science frameworks/approaches is preferred.

Submitted on Monday 29th March 2021 - 21:12

Public Health Research Programme

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

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions, intended to improve the health of the public, and reduce inequalities in health.

Topic title: Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Timescales: Proposals received by 1pm on 12 August 2021, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in September 2021.

Submitted on Monday 29th March 2021 - 16:36

Communications Associate (CADCA)

  • Location: United States
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Responsibilities: Supports the Meetings and Communications team and all CADCA teams in areas of communications, public relations, social media, digital content creation, project management and logistics.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Contribute to communications strategies including content development and development of strategic priorities
  • Plan, film, edit and publish CADCA videos related to events, trainings and coalition work
  • Create and manage digital content for multiple social media channels
  • Develop strategies/campaigns to organically increase social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Assist CADCA teams with all communications projects, writing and editing
  • Manage media list development and media pitches for CADCA events and initiatives
  • Lead on content development, publication and marketing of CADCA's weekly e-newsletter
  • Develop, edit and publish collateral materials for CADCA signature events
  • Manage production of signature publications including bi-annual newsletter and Annual Report
  • Develop content for CADCA Blog, website and other digital communication channels
  • Write content for CADCA events including talking points, press releases and marketing collateral
  • Provide copyediting for all major print and web collateral
  • Engage in other special projects as needed by all CADCA teams
  • Track project effectiveness and timelines
  • Build and maintain historical files for all communications projects
  • Report on the success of digital initiatives by gathering and communicating relevant metrics
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Submitted on Thursday 11th March 2021 - 16:24

Junior Researcher- Ghent University

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

This vacancy concerns a job as a junior researcher (50%) for an EU-funded project on “Further Enhancing the Implementation of Quality Standards in drug demand reduction in the EU” (FENIQS-EU). A brief summary of the project proposal is provided below:

Quality standards (QS) were a central priority in the EU Drug Strategy 2013-2020 to improve the quality of drug services and to bridge the gap between science and practice. Yet, the extent and ways in which QS are implemented in daily practices of drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction in the EU vary substantially. Some countries have successfully implemented QS and there is a clear need to understand what transferable lessons can be learned from available 'good practices' which can guide the implementation of QS in different contexts across the EU. 

The general objective of this action is to enhance the implementation of QS in drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction throughout the EU, with more services, organizations and countries applying QS in daily practice. The project will focus on the actual application of QS in all EU countries and factors stimulating implementation. By identifying good practice examples and successful implementation strategies, key stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, service providers and users) will have access to do's and don'ts for implementing QS in various areas of drug demand reduction. A key activity will be the organization of a 2-day QS event in Lisbon, eventually resulting in consensus around core implementation strategies. The main output of this action will be a field-tested implementation toolkit, providing step-by-step guidance for individuals and organizations interested to implement QS. Training sessions, webinars and a video tutorial will support the introduction of the toolkit. 

Country representatives and civil society organizations will be involved throughout the project to maximize stakeholders' abilities to share good practices and to implement project recommendations in daily practice and at the local level. Project partners are three academic partners (based in Belgium, Croatia and the Czech Republic) and four pan-European networks (IREFREA, Correlation C-EHRN, Euro-TC, EUFAS), covering all EU member states and DDR areas.

Submitted on Wednesday 24th February 2021 - 12:18