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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 Assistant in Behavioural Science

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

An opening exists for a research assistant to manage and contribute to research activities within the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group as part of a programme grant funded by Cancer Research UK with 3 years to run. The successful applicant will be expected to provide support for research undertaken and planned by the team across two themes:

1) advancing the scientific foundation, and furthering the development of, potentially wide-reach digital technologies for smoking cessation and

2) providing insights into population-wide influences on smoking and smoking cessation by analysis of the Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Study. 

The successful candidate will be a key member of staff responsible for assisting with activities relating to preparation, administration and management of research projects, trials and grants. The successful candidate will have also opportunities to pursue independent areas of interest related to behaviour change and to develop their understanding of behaviour change theory and methods, including issues of replicability in science. 

Submitted on segunda-feira 9th Dezembro 2019 - 21:20

British Heart Foundation and Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group Studentship in Behavioural Research

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

18% of people with incident heart disease smoke tobacco and less than half manage to stop. Clinicians intervene actively to support cessation for a small minority when we know that continued smoking is a matter of addiction, not a choice, for most of this group. This BHF-funded doctoral proposal aims to address this by:

  1. Updating the Cochrane review of the effect of cessation on the recurrence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in those with incident CVD, for the first time, including the risk of recurrent stroke in those with incident stroke;
  2. Producing novel estimates of the association of smoking with CVD recurrence, using data from a large primary care record database and incorporating novel methods to assess the causal effect of active support for cessation on recurrence; and
  3. Creating a way to reframe the management of offering smoking cessation support, to trigger doctors to view smoking as an addiction to be treated and not a matter of choice. This reframing will then be tested in online experiments to produce early evidence that we can change the way doctors treat people who smoke by providing active support for cessation. The student will work with patients with CVD who smoke to incorporate the outcomes that matter to them.
Submitted on segunda-feira 9th Dezembro 2019 - 21:17

Victoria Overdose Community Action Team (CAT) Project Coordinator

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

The Victoria Overdose Community Action Team (CAT) project coordinator will support the CAT to achieve its strategic priorities by providing coordination services. The Victoria CAT is a collaborative group comprised of a range of stakeholders including people with lived and living experience (PWLLE) of substance use and their families, community agencies, municipalities and health services.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

1. Implementation of the action plan for Victoria Community Action Team including:

  • Attendance and reporting at monthly Victoria Community Action Team Meetings and other relevant community meetings
  • Coordination of action plan events and activities defined by the CAT and providing reporting on these
  • Tracking project progress according to a project plan, monitors and reports on progress, problems and recommended solutions to the CAT Co-Chairs and leadership committee
  • Prepares and distributes CAT updates and other public relations materials relations to various stakeholders and the community in general
  • Assists in the promotion of education and training on responses to the overdose crisis


2. Development and maintenance of the CAT membership, stakeholders and other partnerships needed to enhance the work of the CAT including:

  • Supporting the attendance and participation of people with lived/living experience (PWLLE) in the CAT including working closely with the PWLLE and family sub-committee
  • Engagement with local indigenous communities and organisations and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
  • Review of the CAT membership including a member survey
Submitted on segunda-feira 9th Dezembro 2019 - 20:59


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

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant position of Case Manager, Drug Treatment Court –Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.


Qualification Requirements


  1. A degree in social work or sociology preferably at the level    of a Masters with at least three (3) years’ experience in counseling.


  1. A first degree in social work or sociology with at least five (5) years’ experience in counseling.


Familiarity with the justice system, provision of drug treatment support services, drug testing and qualifications in management and record keeping would be an asset.


 Applications along with two (2) references must be submitted to the:



Supreme Court of Judicature

1 Avenue of the Republic,



Closing date for all application is: December 13, 2019.

Submitted on quinta-feira 5th Dezembro 2019 - 18:59

Programme Coordinator- UNODC

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

Within the delegated authority, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the general management and implementation of Sub-Programme 1 (SP1) “Countering transnational organised crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the Programme for Central Asia and will act as the Head of the Programme Office in Kazakhstan. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Participate in strategic planning, development, management and implementation of the work under SP1 of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia.

•Coordinate and supervise law enforcement activities under SP1. Provide substantive input to the implementation and further development of SP1 to promote international/regional cooperation in law enforcement matters. Provide technical support on law enforcement to member states through the ongoing and planned national and regional law enforcement interventions in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus.

•Oversee the implementation and day-to-day management of the programme component related to the establishment of a Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (CARICC), as well as provide expert advice to and coordinate with Governmental officials of CARICC Member States on CARICC related matters.

•Liaise and advise other UNODC ROCA programme experts and officers working on law enforcement, counter narcotics, transnational organized crimes and terrorism working within SP1. Advise Governments of the region on law enforcement matters in the context of UNODC's regional and global strategy.

•Prepare background and policy papers for and on behalf of the Regional Representative and assess the practicality of draft policy papers presented by others, as well as prepare concepts for new/continuing initiatives for SP1 activities.

•Request annual project allotments, ensure that responsible financial management and project implementation comply with UNODC rules, regulations and standards. Take responsibility for the timely and quality implementation of activities under her/his assignment, including the delivery of training courses, seminars, workshops, meetings, expert missions and procurement of equipment and services. Ensure the timely preparation of SP1 progress reports, including implementation delivery and forecast reports.

•Manage and supervise relevant staff members working within SP1, including staff performance, recruitment, training and oversight, as may be delegated by the Regional Representative; as well as provide support in the identification, selection and recruitment of consultants, and develop their terms of reference. Participate as a resource person in relevant workshops, seminars, training courses, study tours and meetings.

•Act as the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Kazakhstan, work in coordination with the relevant United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and serve as a member of the UNCT Security Management Team (SMT) on behalf of the UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia. Ensure alignment with SDGs/Agenda 2030, UNSDCF (UNDAF)/PFD in the country.

•Perform other work-related duties as required.

Submitted on terça-feira 3rd Dezembro 2019 - 18:21

Front End Web Developer - ISSUP

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

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) is excited to add a Front-End Web Developer to our small, UK-based team to support and expand the ISSUP website and develop a cross-platform mobile app.

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.

Salary: up to £32,000 dependent upon experience and expertise

Full time, UK based working from home

If you are interested, we ask you to provide a full CV including 2 referees and a supporting letter of application which demonstrates your ability to meet the elements identified in this Job Profile.

Closing date for applications: 13th of December, 2019

Interviews will take place 9th & 10th of January, 2020

Applications to be sent by email to: kirsty [dot] fitzpatrick [at] issup [dot] net 

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the position/organisation, please email Jack Tonkin (Senior Website Developer) at jack [dot] tonkin [at] issup [dot] net

We urge you to get in touch, or take a chance and apply, even if you feel some elements of the job description are not within your experience, or immediate knowledge! Please outline which elements of the job description you feel more or less confident in, as professional development is available for areas where you feel less assured.

Person specification

We welcome applications from any individual who consider themselves to be…

  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Conscientious
  • With a sense of humour

…who is a competent front-end web developer with experience in:

  • Modern JavaScript and frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue
  • HTML 5, jQuery, SASS
  • Building content-managed websites and/or cross-platform mobile applications
  • Consuming REST APIs
  • Source code management, preferably with Git

…ideally with specific experience of one or more of the following:

  • Drupal theming and JavaScript API
  • Front-end development for decoupled Drupal
  • Mobile app development using PhoneGap, Weex, Ionic or similar tools
  • Submitting mobile applications to the App Store and/or Google Play Store

…and who is able to:

  • Work from home, and manage their time independently
  • Travel to regular meetings in Loughborough or Leicester
  • Willing and able to operate as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Communicate with non-technical team members
  • Work outside of normal working hours if and when the job demands
  • Travel internationally if the job demands

We look forward to hearing from you.

Submitted on terça-feira 3rd Dezembro 2019 - 09:29

Addiction Psychologist - Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Suffolk County New York, where Stony Brook University is situated, is currently suffering from an opioid epidemic in addition to the typical prevalence of other substance use disorders. This has led to the creation of a new Division of Addiction Psychiatry, directed by Richard N. Rosenthal, MD. Stony Brook's anticipated affiliations with community hospitals, one which currently operates NYS licensed SUD programs, will require a coordinated effort to help address the county-wide problem.

The new faculty member will provide clinical care as well as teaching/supervising evidence-based psychosocial interventions in addiction to medical students, and residents in psychiatry and other departments

The faculty will be tasked with assisting Division faculty in the provision of the clinical, research, and educational programs related to addiction, coordinate and oversee quality of pyshosocial treatments for addiction between hospital sites, and work with the Division Director to develop vibrant and competitive Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Fellowships. She/he will assist the Division Director in working with the hospitals and School of Medicine to develop comprehensive, demonstrably high-quality addiction services across the spectrum. She/he will routinely join in the collaboration with internal and external stakeholders when developing programs and to help move the community toward a prevention model. Successful candidate will have protected time to work independently and/or with senior faculty to develop/continue research, and generate a career development plan. 

Submitted on domingo 1st Dezembro 2019 - 16:23

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships in Molecular Addiction Research

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

The Section on Clinical Genomics and Experimental Therapeutics (CGET) at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for post-doctoral fellows (MD and/or PhD) to conduct research in the laboratory located in the Mark O Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. 

The section uses translational research strategies to investigate genetic susceptibility and neuroadaptive processes underlying the development and treatment of alcohol dependence, addiction and related phenotypes. Specifically, the lab focuses on molecular mechanisms involved in addiction biology. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology, molecular genetics and epigenetics, sequencing techniques and bioinformatics analyses, as well as a history of solid prior publications.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Candidates must have less than 5 years of post-doctoral training.  Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a current C.V. and bibliography, a brief statement of research accomplishments and interests, along with 3 reference contacts. 

Submitted on domingo 1st Dezembro 2019 - 16:19

Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor – Addiction Psychiatry Services

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

The University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor to serve as teaching attending physician in its Addiction Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic with a culturally diverse patient population.

The applicant(s) will also be supervising general psychiatry residents with their addiction cases, and both general and combined residents in IM/Psych FM/Psych.

Experience with the full range of addictions treatment modalities highly desired.

Time is allocated for didactic teaching, case conferences, and supervision. In addition, the applicant(s) will engage in scholarly or creative activities derived from and in support of their clinical teaching, professional and service activities. The candidates will also evaluate and treat their own patients.

Submitted on domingo 1st Dezembro 2019 - 16:13

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 quarta-feira 13th Novembro 2019 - 14:02

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 sexta-feira 8th Novembro 2019 - 14:49

Oportunidade de doutoramento-Liverpool John Moores University

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

Como o apoio público pode ser promovido a políticas de drogas controversas, mas baseadas em evidências, que melhorarão os resultados dos grupos estigmatizados e marginalizados?

Descrição do projeto

O Reino Unido está atualmente enfrentando alguns dos mais altos níveis de mortes relacionadas com o uso de drogas controladas no registro. As pessoas que usam drogas (PWUD) também enfrentam outros danos sociais e de saúde relacionados ao seu uso de drogas, e por causa das maneiras pelas quais a sociedade decide responder ao seu uso de drogas. Sabemos que existem intervenções e políticas que podem reduzir alguns desses danos, mas apesar de algumas evidências promissoras, essas respostas não podem ser implementadas, ou disponíveis para pessoas suficientes para ter um impacto. Há muitas razões para isso, e nem todos são fáceis de resolver.
A política de drogas e outros cientistas da saúde pública argumentaram que, embora importante, a contribuição pública para o desenvolvimento de políticas e preferências pode, em algum momento, ser tokenística, e valorizada apenas quando está de acordo com os objetivos políticos mais amplos do governo. Algumas importantes políticas de saúde pública focadas em drogas apoiadas por profissionais de saúde e acadêmicos também podem parecer controversas e antiintuitivas para o público, e os governos também usaram essa aparente falta de apoio público para justificar a inacção. No entanto, as políticas que têm interesse público e apoio e levam a campanhas de advocacia às vezes são rapidamente atuadas. Um bom contraste aqui é a decisão do governo do Reino Unido para mudar a lei para permitir a prescrição de medicamentos à base de cannabis em 2018, mas a resistência contínua para mudar a lei para permitir o estabelecimento de instalações de consumo de drogas medicamente supervisionadas na Escócia.
Algumas das razões pelas quais o público não pode apoiar ações particulares incluem a falta de familiaridade com os objetivos e evidências subjacentes a uma abordagem específica, ou atitudes públicas para a PWUD. O estigma público é uma importante fonte de exclusão social e determina quais políticas e práticas recebem apoio público. O estigma também pode afetar a probabilidade de PWUD para buscar apoio, e minar os benefícios do tratamento, e por isso é importante abordar. Sabemos também que alguns profissionais de saúde e assistência social podem ter atitudes estigmatizantes em relação ao PWUD, o que pode afetar o nível e a qualidade dos cuidados prestados, podendo afetar indiretamente a opinião pública. Apesar do reconhecimento da importância do estigma sobre os desfechos sociais e de saúde relacionados à droga, pouca pesquisa examinou técnicas que podem levar a atitudes mais inclusivas e menos estigmatizantes em relação ao PWUD. Da mesma forma, embora tenha havido um bom trabalho em outros campos de saúde (por exemplo, álcool, tabaco, HIV), há uma falta de trabalho que examinou como o apoio público para controversos, mas as respostas baseadas em evidências para o uso de drogas ilícitas podem ser fomentadas.
Gostaríamos de trabalhar com um aluno que está comprometido com o desenvolvimento de um programa de alta qualidade de pesquisa de doutorado que responde a alguns desses desafios importantes. O aluno deve gerar as idéias de pesquisa, mas com base em alguns dos trabalhos que já fizemos, as áreas de investigação podem incluir:

  1. Como enquadrar as questões de drogas no discurso público (incluindo os meios de comunicação), b) PWUD, e c) as respostas ao uso de drogas podem afetar as atitudes públicas em relação ao PWUD e o apoio público para políticas controversas.
  2. Como as diferentes formas de apresentação de evidências para políticas controversas de drogas podem afetar o apoio público
  3. O papel dos mass media na formação de atitudes em relação ao PWUD. Em particular, no desenvolvimento da compreensão das respostas dos meios de comunicação aos "problemas" relacionados com a droga, ou no desenvolvimento de recursos baseados em provas e formação para jornalistas e outros produtores de meios de comunicação para apoiar os seus relatórios.

Trata-se de uma área de trabalho empolgante e importante, com relevância direta para a prática e a política. Esta é provavelmente uma pesquisa multidisciplinar, e também apresenta oportunidades para colaborar com profissionais e parceiros fora das configurações da Universidade. É susceptível de apelar para os alunos de uma ampla gama de disciplinas, incluindo, mas não se limitando a saúde pública, psicologia, Sociologia, criminologia, Ciências da saúde, jornalismo e marketing/comunicações. É importante que o aluno prospectivo Compartilhe nossos valores de respeito ao PWUD, e compartilhe nosso compromisso com a realização de pesquisas que buscam apoiar grupos marginalizados e estigmatizados e reduzir a saúde e as desigualdades sociais.

Submitted on terça-feira 17th Setembro 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 segunda-feira 19th Agosto 2019 - 09:34