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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

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

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant in the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at University College London. The successful applicant will work on CANN-TEEN, a UK Medical Research Council funded project aiming to answer the question, “How does cannabis use affect teenagers’ brains, cognitive function and psychological well-being?” This is an excellent opportunity for a research assistant to play a role in a challenging and important project. The project is in its latter stages. Therefore, the main responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to complete data management, data entry, data pre-processing, close the study and help with statistical analyses.


The post-holder will be based within the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit and expected to contribute to the team's activities.


Submitted on Tuesday 15th June 2021 - 20:29

Research Associate- Imperial College London

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

Imperial College London is looking for a Research Associate to join Imperial Colleges’ School of Public Health.

You will be based within the Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

This research project Harnessing Secondary Data to Assess Youth Uptake of E-cigarettes is funded by Cancer Research UK. It will assess the extent and potential drivers of youth e-cigarette uptake by exploiting a range of secondary data and analytic techniques. It will involve analyses of a range of routinely available data sources from the UK to assess transitions into and out of e-cigarette use, use of tobacco, and factors behind this.

Submitted on Monday 14th June 2021 - 09:43

PDRA in Tobacco Control- The University of Edinburgh

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

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Tobacco Control for a period of 12 months to contribute to a Cancer Research UK funded study entitled ‘Neighbourhood differentials in tobacco pricing across England, Wales and Scotland’. The study has been developed in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sheffield.

The successful applicant will also play an active role in a UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) Consortium – SPECTRUM (Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harm) SPECTRUM has an ambitious programme of research, knowledge exchange and public engagement focusing on the commercial determinants of health relating to tobacco, alcohol and food.

Submitted on Monday 14th June 2021 - 09:42

Training Officer (FAAST) The University of Edinburgh

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

Funded by Scottish Government, FAAST is an expert resource in prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and has a national remit for teaching, consultancy and research. The FAAST Training Officer will take a lead role in organising training events including the cascade of a “train the trainer” initiative, contribute to the development of training and competency frameworks in FASD and lead on training product promotion, evaluation and reporting.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification, or significant experience in relevant roles
  • An ability to create and develop new and engaging courses and learning materials relevant to FASD
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to motivate others
  • Experience in service delivery and/or course delivery to professionals, ideally professionals in health/social care sectors
  • Proven organisational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
Submitted on Monday 14th June 2021 - 09:39

Senior Programme Officer- UNODC

  • Location: Côte d’Ivoire
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

This position is located in the Programme Office in Côte d’Ivoire (POCIV) with duty station in Abidjan, and operates under the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Representative of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa and the overall guidance of the Deputy Director, Division for Operations on matters related to the African Development Bank.

The incumbent will also work in consultation with, and taking technical guidance from, the Chief of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), in close coordination with the Chief of the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East (RSAME), based at UNODC headquarters in Vienna. 

Submitted on Friday 4th June 2021 - 15:10

Programme Officer- UNODC

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

This position is located in the Regional Section for Latin America and the Caribbean (RSLAC), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Section.

Within limits of assigned authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties: 

•Serve as focal point for designated countries/UNODC Field Offices in the LAC region.

•Provide policy advice and technical support and backstopping, including on office operations, management and administrative matters and Umoja-related issues, to Field Offices in the LAC region.

•Contribute to the preparation of the necessary office, programme or project documents and reports, such as progress reports, work plans, budget, programme and performance reports. 

•Support and contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in the LAC region, in line with the overall strategies and policies of UNODC and in full compliance with its technical and operational guidelines.

•Identify problems and issues related to implementation of projects/programmes, initiate corrective actions and ensure timely follow-up actions.

•Participate in needs assessment and other technical missions, where necessary, to evaluate and elaborate technical assistance proposals with cooperating governments, international funding institutions (IFIs), UN agencies, non-governmental and/or civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs).

•Contribute to fund-raising in relation to crime, drug and terrorism-related projects and programmes by preparing, in coordination with the relevant Filed Offices and thematic sections/units, the materials required and by participating in donor meetings; building support for cost-sharing contributions from the Governments, identifying other alternative funding sources for UNODC projects and activities, etc.; coordinate the reporting on project progress and financial situation, and liaise with UNODC fund-raisers, donors and potential partners regularly.

•Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including by proposing agenda topics, identifying participants and preparing documents and presentations.

•Undertake outreach activities; conduct capacity-building workshops and seminars, as required; make presentations on implementation and progress of the projects as well as other related topics/activities.

•Liaise on substantive and management issues with counterparts in UN and UNODC, both in Vienna and in the field, officials of other organizations and specialized agencies; follow up on the UNODC decisions, issues and documentation with their officials.

•Liaise with Permanent Missions in Vienna on issues related to UNODC’s presence and action in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

•Coordinate the timely drafting and submission of briefing notes, background papers and analytical outputs requested by UNODC’s senior management and related to UNODC’s presence and role in the countries covered.

•Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. Organize and coordinate the preparation of and draft/consolidate the reports to the Constituencies and other legislative and technical bodies as well as their subsidiary bodies (CND, CCPCJ, ECOSOC, GA).

•Brief external stakeholders, including government, civil society organizations, UN agencies, and the public in general, on UNODC's mandate, work, policies and strategies as well as carry out relevant advocacy efforts.

•Carry out the review, monitoring and analysis of social, economic and political developments and trends in the assigned drugs and /or crime-related areas at the national and /or regional level in the assigned geographical area. 

•Perform other work-related duties as may be assigned.

Submitted on Friday 4th June 2021 - 15:08

Head of Alcohol Policy

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

This is an exciting and unique role in the UK’s only regional alcohol control programme and we want someone who passionately believes more can and should be done to address the harms of alcohol particularly through effective regulation. 

As Head of Alcohol Policy, the post holder will be a senior member of a dynamic, multi award-winning North-East England based team with a national and international reputation as a leader in delivering tobacco control and alcohol harm reduction programmes. They will be the key figurehead for the Balance brand and programme lead for all alcohol-related activity. The programme is currently commissioned by seven local councils as part of their duty to protect and promote the health and well-being of their communities. There is ongoing work underway to secure additional funding. 


Submitted on Thursday 20th May 2021 - 16:17

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

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