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Welcome to our Job Board!

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.

Front End Web Developer - ISSUP

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • 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 Tuesday 3rd December 2019 - 09:29

Policy Advisor- The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

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

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) requires a Policy Advisor to provide support for highly complex policy initiatives, as well as for program design to support the AGCO’s and government’s policy agenda as related to the alcohol, gaming, cannabis and horse racing sectors in Ontario.

The incumbent will perform critical work in supporting the development of standards, policies, and other regulatory mechanisms required to implement government and AGCO initiatives.

The ideal candidate will think strategically and critically while assessing policy and program problems to develop feasible and innovative solutions. The ideal candidate will have proven ability in planning and organizing complex projects under tight time constraints and competing priorities. You will have working knowledge of computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to contribute to the design and preparation of effective policy options, presentation materials and correspondence in support of policy and/or program development and implementation.

Submitted on Monday 2nd December 2019 - 15:09

Addiction Psychologist - Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Location: United States
  • 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 Sunday 1st December 2019 - 16:23

Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor – Addiction Psychiatry Services

  • Location: United States
  • 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 Sunday 1st December 2019 - 16:13

Associate/Full Professor- The University of Texas at Austin

  • Location: United States
  • 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 Wednesday 13th November 2019 - 14:02

PhD Studentship in Psychology: Testing the Hangxiety Hypothesis - The Effects of Alcohol Hangover on Anxiety

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • 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 Friday 8th November 2019 - 14:49

PhD Opportunity- Liverpool John Moores University

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

How can public support be fostered for controversial, but evidence-based, drug policies that will improve outcomes for stigmatised and marginalised groups?

Project Description

The UK is currently facing some of the highest levels of deaths related to controlled drug use on record. People who use drugs (PWUD) also face other health and social harms related to their drug use, and because of the ways in which society chooses to respond to their drug use. We know that there are interventions and policies that might reduce some of these harms, but despite some promising evidence, these responses may not be implemented, or available to enough people to have an impact. There are many reasons for this, and not all are easy to resolve.
Drug policy and other public health scientists have argued that whilst important, public contribution to policy development and preferences can sometime be tokenistic, and valued only when it is in accordance with the broader political aims of government. Some important public health focused drug policies supported by health professionals and academics can also seem controversial and counter-intuitive to the public, and governments have also used this apparent lack of public support to justify inaction. However, policies that do have public interest and support, and lead to advocacy campaigns are sometimes quickly acted on. A good contrast here is the decision by the UK government to change the law to allow prescription of cannabis-based medicinal products in 2018, but ongoing resistance to change the law to permit the establishment of medically supervised drug consumption facilities in Scotland. 
Some of the reasons why the public may not support particular actions include a lack of familiarity with the aims and evidence underpinning a particular approach, or public attitudes towards PWUD. Public stigma is an important source of social exclusion and determines which policies and practices receive public support. Stigma can also affect the likelihood of PWUD to seek support, and undermine the benefits of treatment, and so this is important to address. We also know that some health and social care professionals can have stigmatising attitudes towards PWUD, and this can affect the level and quality of care provided, and may indirectly affect public opinion. Despite recognition of the importance of stigma on drug-related health and social outcomes, little research has examined techniques that might lead to more inclusive and less stigmatising attitudes towards PWUD. Similarly, although there has been good work in other health fields (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, HIV), there is a lack of work that has examined how public support for controversial, but evidence-based responses to illicit drug use can be fostered. 
We would like to work with a student who is committed to developing a high-quality programme of PhD research that responds to some of these important challenges. The student should generate the research ideas, but based on some of the work we have already done, areas of investigation might include: 


  1. How framing of a) drug issues in public discourse (including the media), b) PWUD, and c) responses to drug use can affect public attitudes towards PWUD and public support for controversial policies. 
  2. How the different ways in which evidence for controversial drug policies is presented can affect public support 
  3. The role of mass media in shaping attitudes towards PWUD. In particular in the development of understanding media responses to drug-related ‘problems’, or in the development of evidence-based resources and training for journalists and other media producers to support their reporting.

This is an exciting and important area of work, with direct relevance to practice and policy. This is likely to be multidisciplinary research, and also presents opportunities to collaborate with professionals and partners outside of University settings. It is likely to appeal to students from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to public health, psychology, sociology, criminology, health sciences, journalism, and marketing/communications. It is important that the prospective student shares our values of respect towards PWUD, and shares our commitment to undertaking research that seeks to support marginalised and stigmatised groups and to reduce health and social inequalities. 

Submitted on Tuesday 17th September 2019 - 13:23

Internship: Project Assistant

  • Location: Belgium
  • 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 Monday 19th August 2019 - 09:34