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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 / Research Associate- Kings College London

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an international team led by the Nicotine Research Group in the Addictions Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London to review the safety aspects of e-cigarettes/vaping devices.

The purpose of the role is to help complete a comprehensive evidence update on e-cigarettes commissioned by Public Health England focusing largely on safety aspects, but will also include chapters on policy and prevalence of use of e-cigarettes in England.


Submitted on Wednesday 18th November 2020 - 16:11

Research Coordinator - Drugs Research Network Scotland

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

The Post

The aims of the project

The Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS) is funded by the Scottish Government to help inform policy and practice that will reduce the harms associated with drug use in Scotland. We are committed to the meaningful involvement of people with lived/living experience of drug use, and affected family members, throughout our work. We engage with a wide range of stakeholders to:

  • develop collaborative research projects to address key information needs. These collaborations include people with lived/living experience, affected family members, academics, health and care service providers, service planners and decision/policy makers.
  • secure funding to deliver these projects across Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.
  • share learning from our and other peoples’ research to help inform the Scottish response to problem drug use.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Research Coordinator to support the developing work of the DRNS. This post is a unique opportunity to move the DRNS into the next phase in which supporting ambitious and large-scale collaborative projects will be a priority. Research management experience is required, and knowledge or involvement in drug dependence, addictions, drug policy and health service research are highly desirable. A minimum of Masters or MRes level degree is essential, as is the ability to communicate confidently and effectively through all communication systems, excellent planning and organisational skills, and a particular eye for detail. This role would suit someone who enjoys crafting clear research proposals from initial networking and collaboration, to study design and preparation of the application. 

Submitted on Monday 16th November 2020 - 16:59

Research Assistant- Liverpool John Moores University

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

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to work on an Economic and Social Research Council funded project which explores the nature, creation, impact and regulation of gendered alcohol brand and nightlife marketing in the age of ‘contemporary feminism’. 

The research aims to improve our understanding of how such marketing affects alcohol use, and experiences of the night-time economy, with the aim of engaging with key stakeholders (e.g. young people, NGOs, policy makers, industry) to help make venues healthier, safer, and more inclusive. It will examine the gendered nature of alcohol brand and nightlife industry marketing and how this has changed in recent years as a result of the re-emergence of feminism(s), and the increasing use of ‘cause marketing’ by brands. 

Submitted on Monday 9th November 2020 - 16:42

Postdoctoral Research Fellow- The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

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

The Opportunity  

  • 3-Year Full time, Fixed-term opportunity
  • Sydney, Australia based
  • Applicants will be required to have full working rights for the duration of the contract

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow plays a key role at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) but will also work collaboratively with other UNSW centres on initiatives of the NHMRC Advancing the health of people who use drugs: hepatitis C and drug dependence (ASCEND) program grant.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work closely with senior researchers at NDARC, contributing to a number of projects relating to drug dependence epidemiology, treatment, and surveillance.

Full job description.

Submitted on Monday 9th November 2020 - 16:06

Research Associate- Imperial College London

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

The appointee will participate in an ambitious project over two years to explore the interactions of English local governments with harmful commodity industries such as food which is considered unhealthy, alcohol, tobacco and gambling industries.

The aim of the proposed work is to better understand the nature and extent of such interactions in local government, explore stakeholder views on this issue and the need for guidance, and present the evidence in the format of potential guiding principles for local authority interactions with corporations that market products that are damaging to health.

The project utilises mixed methods and includes evidence synthesis, primary data collections from local authorities, data analysis and interviews with stakeholders.  

Submitted on Monday 9th November 2020 - 15:50

Instructor: Yale University School of Medicine

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

The Yale School of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty member at the rank of Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Program in Addiction Medicine and the Section of General Internal Medicine.

This individual will be considered Core faculty in the Program in Addiction Medicine with primary responsibilities on the inpatient Yale Addiction Medicine Consult Service. The individual should be passionate about hospital-based Addiction Medicine and medical education.

Submitted on Friday 6th November 2020 - 19:58

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship position is available for individuals interested in a career conducting research on recovery support services for adults with substance use disorders. The fellow will work directly with Drs. Ashli Sheidow and Michael McCart, two accomplished clinical investigators, in achieving the aims of NIH-, foundation-, and state-funded research projects.

This postdoctoral fellow will primarily work on a NIDA-funded Initiative (R24DA051950) focused on two populations:

(1) emerging adults and

(2) adults of any age involved with the justice system.

This Initiative seeks to advance research on the efficacy/effectiveness of recovery support services, specifically peer supports and recovery residences, by

(1) identifying priority research areas,

(2) increasing the number of early career investigators in this field,

(3) providing funds and guidance for pilot studies, and

(4) conducting dissemination and outreach to the larger field. Including individuals with lived experiences (i.e., in recovery from substance use and/or formerly involved with the adult or juvenile justice system) in all Initiative activities is a high priority. Beyond the Initiative activities, integration into other projects will be based on the fellow’s interests and training needs. 

Submitted on Wednesday 4th November 2020 - 17:28

Research Fellow- Queen's University Belfast

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

Queen's University Belfast are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Systems Biology and Disease Models.

The long-term objective of the research is to define the genetic architecture of OUD in a rodent model and uncover new insights into this disease pathophysiology. To accomplish this, we are using a rat behavioural model of excessive opioid intake that exhibits both face and construct validity for dysregulated drug intake associated and opiate dependence.

Submitted on Monday 2nd November 2020 - 18:47

Associate / Full Professor - Chair in Addiction Psychiatry

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

The Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) invite applications for the Chair in Addiction Psychiatry. This position is a University of Toronto Endowed Chair. The expected start date is January 1, 2021.

The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, and is consistently ranked as the top Canadian university in international rankings. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), composed of the University and including CAMH amongst its nine fully affiliated institutes, is one of the world’s largest, most productive academic health science centres.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R8) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Candidates for the endowed chair position must have a distinguished record of external funding, strong evidence of research and scholarly achievement, consistent record of publication, experience in mentoring, and documentation of outstanding teaching performance. Candidates must demonstrate a proven capacity for leadership, integration and collaboration in the field of addiction psychiatry.

Submitted on Thursday 1st October 2020 - 10:06

Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Loyola Marymount University

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

Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, this position will be expected to work closely with The LMUTobacco Research Team and The Veteran and Military Family Research Laboratory on a Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program for the project entitled, “Youth Vaping in Los Angeles.”

This three-year mixed-methods study integrates quantitative spatial data and qualitative interviews from adolescents in order to create geo-narratives.

Submitted on Monday 7th September 2020 - 11:58

Knowledge Broker​​​​- Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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

It is the mandate of the Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization (SPKM) division to facilitate, lead and participate in the gathering, connecting and mobilizing people, knowledge and other resources for collective action and change toward shared goals.

Reporting to the Director, Knowledge Mobilization, the Knowledge Broker works collaboratively with other divisions in CCSA, draws on existing bodies of knowledge or evidence from research and other sources, and works with key stakeholders to provide tailored, evidence-informed guidance and practical tools to facilitate desired changes in practice, programs or policies. Through facilitating the collaborative efforts of stakeholders and partners, this role uses effective knowledge mobilization approaches to encourage the application of evidence in practice, program and policy development and implementation.


  • Lead or assist in the developing and implementing knowledge mobilization plans on assigned national priorities
  • Work closely with CCSA colleagues to identify partners and stakeholders across Canada, and ensure they have access to CCSA products and services to address their needs and issues
  • Identify networks of stakeholders and partners that can both benefit from and contribute to the collective effort to reduce harms to and improve care for those affected by substance use and addiction
  • Work with CCSA colleagues to interpret and summarize research findings to form the basis of knowledge mobilization plans, products, tools and activities to inform practice, policy and program development in the field of substance use
  • Participate in environmental scans and needs assessments with stakeholders to identify issues and problems, readiness for change, and common goals and solutions
  • Coordinate project work on assigned national priorities through applying principles of project planning and administration, and collaborating with colleagues, including by identifying deliverables, timelines, risks, budgeting and stakeholder engagement
  • Participate in continuous learning and peer-to-peer learning opportunities with colleagues, partners and networks to advance knowledge and competency of effective knowledge mobilization practices in the substance use field
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the application of sex- and gender-based analysis + to research, product development and tool development
  • Lead collaboration efforts with a variety of stakeholders to negotiate creative, practical and relevant approaches to knowledge mobilization for sustainable solutions and change
Submitted on Friday 7th August 2020 - 10:13