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Statistical and Research Consultant- UNODC
Area of Work: Programme Delivery
The Implementation Support Section (ISS) in the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB) of the Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides, inter alia, advice, technical support and project guidance on the implementation and practical application of the international conventions to which UNODC provides secretariat support.
Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:
a) Develop an annotated table of content of the Report to be reviewed and approved by the supervisor. This table will serve as the basis for the Report.
b) Collect qualitative and quantitative information on illicit drugs seizures and trafficking, illicit crop cultivation and production based on information provided by the Member states (based on Annual Reports Questionnaire - ARQ, submitted by governments for 2019 and previous years) as well as internal and external sources;
c) Collate and structure collected information for further analysis;
d) Conduct an in-depth analysis of the latest trends in illicit drugs trafficking at the regional and global levels;
e) Draft the report “World situation with regard to drug trafficking” with the latest global trends in illicit drugs trafficking (to be presented at the CND in March 2020). The report should be developed in lines with the standards set in the report presented to the CND in March 2019
Applications are invited for an experienced researcher to join the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute to contribute to a UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) Consortium - SPECTRUM (Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM - www.ukctas.net/SPECTRUM).
The post holder will contribute to the development of a programme of high quality research on the commercial determinants of health focusing on tobacco, alcohol and food.
You will be employed at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University.
Candidates with a particular interest in working with an interdisciplinary team of graduate students, faculty, and societal partners on projects aimed at strengthening and preparing adolescents and emerging adults for the future are encouraged to apply.
The Department’s research activities are organised in three programmes: ‘Migration, Cultural Diversity, and Ethnic Relations’, ‘Public health’, and ‘Youth in Changing Cultural Contexts’.
Public Health England (PHE) is recruiting a full time, fixed term, Programme Officer, based at our offices in central London. The post holder will bring strong project management skill and knowledge of alcohol policy and research to develop organisational thinking on this specific policy area.
The post offers an excellent opportunity for a suitable candidate to develop their experience and knowledge within a dynamic and fast-paced team, working at a strategic level to influence future developments in the alcohol field.
Center on Addiction seeks a full-time researcher to support grant-funded projects that implement and evaluate models of care for individuals with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. We seek an early career PhD or experienced Master’s level individual.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and project management skills, experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis, evidence of published journal articles in the field, and an interest in quality improvement and practice change techniques to support improvements in care for people with substance use disorders.
This position requires travel within New York City and New York State. The start date for this position is as soon as possible.
The Cambridge laboratory focuses on the psychological and brain mechanisms of drug addiction, OCD, ADHD, depression and other psychiatric disorders, and uses translational methodologies to bridge fundamental discoveries in brain science with the development of new therapies.
The successful candidate will share responsibility for delivering an experimental programme of research funded by the UK Medical Research Council to investigate the neural and psychological mechanisms of drug addiction. This behavioural neuroscience project seeks to understand why compulsive drug use develops in only some subjects by virtue of underlying traits such as anxiety, impulsivity and sensation-seeking. The successful candidate will be responsible for behavioural phenotyping, the collection and analysis of samples for gene expression and neurochemistry, and in collaboration with colleagues at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the structural and functional integrity of the brain before and after drug exposure.
Coordinates level of care (LOC) assessment on inmates with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Seeks to identify and assess inmates with OUD, recommends and secures, as warranted, an alternative-to-incarceration program at pre-trial, and connects the inmate to ongoing care following release.
The LOC assessment will adhere to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines and recommend an appropriate level of addiction treatment for inmates upon their release from incarceration and will be available to judges pre-trial to utilize at sentencing.
Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an interdisciplinary research team to work on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study: ‘Governing parental opioid use: a relational ethnography’.
The aim of the study is to 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,
ethnographic research with families and services over a 21 month period.
5-year Senior Researcher Post in Centre for Substance Use Research
Location: Reino Unido
Area of Work: Research
The Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) is looking to fill a five-year senior researcher post within its Glasgow based offices at the West of Scotland Science Park. Since 2014, the Centre has undertaken research to assess the role of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation, initiation and relapse and to assess public awareness, perceptions, beliefs and experiences of using e-cigarettes and other nicotine and tobacco products.
The successful applicant will lead the design, analysis and reporting of studies focussed on assessing population perceptions and use of different e-cigarette brands, and the impact of the use of e-cigarettes on the use of more harmful tobacco products, such as combustible cigarettes. The person appointed to this post will have post graduate qualification at Ph.D. level, and experience of analysing large data sets in SPSS SAS or STATA
The successful applicant will receive a salary within the range £45Kto £55K per annum. Employee benefits include generous pension, life assurance, good sickness benefits and private health insurance. We work in a supportive, open work environment where all our staff are well resourced. Our offices are located on the outskirts of Glasgow in a peaceful, green Science Park.
Have a solid understanding of the role of the Community Employment Supervisor as it pertains to project management and programme delivery to participants in rehabilitation and who present as long-term unemployed or vulnerable adults;
Display responsibility, commitment and motivation to implement the objectives of the Community Employment CE Drug Rehabilitation Programme;
Demonstrate knowledge of addiction and rehabilitation support services;
Demonstrate an understanding of the range of programmes and courses available to unemployed and vulnerable adults; Be familiar with the DSP Referral procedures for CE participants;
Have an overview of the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework and the role of CE in supporting recovering substance misusers. Previous supervisory and people management experience relevant to the post (3 years minimum);
and Previous experience in Administration, Financial & Project Management, and/or Training or other relevant positions.
NOTE: This is not an Addiction Counselling Position.
Applications are invited for Research Associate (Social Sciences) to work on the Welcome Trust funded Transformative Research on the Alcohol Industry, Policy and Science (TRAPS) research programme, led by Professor Jim McCambridge.
The programme aims to develop our understanding of how alcohol industry actors influence science, the science/policy interface, and policy making, and to examine the implications for public policies. The purpose of these posts are to contribute to the conduct and management of studies within the programme, and to identify and develop opportunities for further research.