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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.

Project Co-ordinator- The University of Edinburgh

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

The University of Edinburgh are looking for a project co-ordinator to join the Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team (FAAST). 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 Project Co-ordinator will oversee day to day implementation of key project activities, supporting aims and deliverables to be achieved on schedule and accurately reported, with a practical role in ensuring efficient co-ordination of tasks undertaken by FAAS Team members and partnership work with external partners.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience in project co-ordination, delegation of tasks, supporting team processes, evaluating and encouraging improvement and innovation within these services
  • Degree or equivalent qualification, or significant experience in relevant roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary team working, preferably in health and social care services
  • Advanced computer literacy and experience in word processing, spreadsheets and databases, presentations, file management, as well as experience with project management software
Submitted on Wednesday 15th September 2021 - 15:55

Lecturer in Drug and Alcohol Studies-University of the West of Scotland

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Area of Work: Training/Further Education
  • Closing date:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Lecturer in Drug and Alcohol Studies to join the Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies (CDAS) programme within the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland.

The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School, and the successful candidate will work with colleagues to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain experience of working in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement.

A completed, or close to completion, PhD in Social Sciences or relevant area is essential. A postgraduate qualification in education/teaching and learning and an Advance HE Fellowship are highly desirable. Applications are sought from individuals with experience of studying, researching or working in the substance use or related field who can contribute to the existing CDAS programme.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an excellent research-based student experience, contributing to our popular MSc Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies. Teaching is primarily focussed on the delivery of established modules and the successful candidate will be supported in developing their proficiency in HE teaching and learning environments, managing teaching activity and reflecting on best practice. You will be encouraged to develop existing expertise and research interests and contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on teaching and research matters within your area and assist with programme administration. 

 

Submitted on Wednesday 15th September 2021 - 15:53

Research Associate-University of Bristol

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

The University of Brisol have an exciting new opportunity for a talented researcher to work on a project funded by Cancer Research UK (https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/) to investigate predictors of smoking and e-cigarette use (vaping) among young adults, with the aim of informing future tobacco control and cancer prevention strategies.

The position will be based within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/psychology/research/brain/targ/), part of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/integrative-epidemiology/). The post will also have strong links with the Centre for Academic Mental Health (CAMH), the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.

What will you be doing?

The postholder will be responsible for planning and conducting statistical analyses, and be actively involved in disseminating the findings via publications and conferences. Over the course of the project the postholder will: 1) derive trajectories of smoking behaviours throughout adolescence and early adulthood, 2) identify participants who have transitioned from smoking to vaping or abstinence and investigate predictors of this transition, and 3) investigating the role of parental smoking on offspring smoking and vaping outcomes.

 

Submitted on Wednesday 15th September 2021 - 15:52

Public Health Analyst- Nevada

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

Overview

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths.  The ORS is funded by CDC and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improved information sharing across public health and public safety agencies, and by supporting evidence-based intervention. 

As of July 2021, there are ORS Public Health Analyst (PHA) and Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) positions in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PHA positions are funded by CDC through the CDC Foundation and DIO positions are funded by ONDCP through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. These state teams form the foundation of the ORS and work to promote overdose prevention and response efforts, and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states.  

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time PHA to support the ORS. This position will support efforts of Nevada Overdose Data to Action (UNR School of Public Health), Nevada HIDTA, and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.

The PHA will begin working remotely as a result of COVID-19, but will ideally sit at the Nevada HIDTA Office located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Responsibilities 

  • Facilitate data sharing and joint initiatives between public health and public safety agencies and organizations that are designed to address illicit drug use and overdose
  • Collaborate with assigned state DIO to build partnerships between local HIDTA program(s) and public health entities
  • Identify and promote promising overdose prevention interventions at the intersection of public health and public safety in assigned state
  • Support and evaluate public safety-led interventions designed to connect people who use drugs to care and treatment
  • Present to diverse audiences on overdose trends and local response efforts
  • Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings
  • Develop specialized knowledge of significant drug use and overdose trends in assigned state
  • Responsibilities may also include: 
    • Conduct overdose, drug use, and drug availability related data analyses on behalf of partner agencies, as needed
    • Create data visualizations on drug usage and overdose trends
    • Build partnerships with community members and stakeholders by providing technical assistance and support through communications and one on one assistance, as well as connecting partners to additional resources
    • Develop and conduct trainings to diverse audiences on overdose prevention best practices to enhance response efforts (including but not limited to the development of presentations, one-pagers and other training materials)
    • Explore and support additional projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through communication, information sharing, education, and partnership building
    • Develop products for site partners such as briefs, bulletins, reports, brochures or other educational materials
    • Support and evaluate public health and public safety interventions

 

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field and minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree in public health, the social sciences or related field and minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional experience or demonstrated interest in substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public-speaking, presentation and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with public health infrastructure within the state the position is located
  • Must be able to pass a formal federal background investigation, at no cost to the applicant
  • Additional qualifications may include: 
    • Experience in data collection and analysis, and developing written materials with actionable recommendations
    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience working with SAS, SPSS, STATA or a similar statistical software package
    • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
    • Experience in developing and implementing training events
    • Experience in program/project coordination
    • Experience in developing reports, briefings and other written materials for internal and external partners
    • Experience in program evaluation, including logic model development

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety, and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year. 

Submitted on Monday 13th September 2021 - 15:44

Public Health Analyst- Colorado

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

Overview

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths.  The ORS is funded by CDC and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improved information sharing across public health and public safety agencies, and by supporting evidence-based intervention. 

As of July 2021, there are ORS Public Health Analyst (PHA) and Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) positions in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PHA positions are funded by CDC through the CDC Foundation and DIO positions are funded by ONDCP through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. These state teams form the foundation of the ORS and work to promote overdose prevention and response efforts, and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states.  

 

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time PHA to support the ORS. This position will support efforts of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), Rocky Mountain HIDTA, and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.

 

The PHA will begin working remotely as a result of COVID-19, but will ideally sit at Rocky Mountain HIDTA located in Denver, Colorado. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Facilitate data sharing and joint initiatives between public health and public safety agencies and organizations that are designed to address illicit drug use and overdose
  • Collaborate with assigned state DIO to build partnerships between local HIDTA program(s) and public health entities
  • Identify and promote promising overdose prevention interventions at the intersection of public health and public safety in assigned state
  • Support and evaluate public safety-led interventions designed to connect people who use drugs to care and treatment
  • Present to diverse audiences on overdose trends and local response efforts
  • Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings
  • Develop specialized knowledge of significant drug use and overdose trends in assigned state
  • Responsibilities may also include: 
    • Conduct overdose, drug use, and drug availability related data analyses on behalf of partner agencies, as needed
    • Create data visualizations on drug usage and overdose trends
    • Build partnerships with community members and stakeholders by providing technical assistance and support through communications and one on one assistance, as well as connecting partners to additional resources
    • Develop and conduct trainings to diverse audiences on overdose prevention best practices to enhance response efforts (including but not limited to the development of presentations, one-pagers and other training materials)
    • Explore and support additional projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through communication, information sharing, education, and partnership building
    • Develop products for site partners such as briefs, bulletins, reports, brochures or other educational materials
    • Support and evaluate public health and public safety interventions

 

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field and minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree in public health, the social sciences or related field and minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional experience or demonstrated interest in substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public-speaking, presentation and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with public health infrastructure within the state the position is located
  • Must be able to pass a formal federal background investigation, at no cost to the applicant
  • Additional qualifications may include: 
    • Experience in data collection and analysis, and developing written materials with actionable recommendations
    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience working with SAS, SPSS, STATA or a similar statistical software package
    • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
    • Experience in developing and implementing training events
    • Experience in program/project coordination
    • Experience in developing reports, briefings and other written materials for internal and external partners
    • Experience in program evaluation, including logic model development

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety, and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

Submitted on Monday 13th September 2021 - 15:42

Public Health Analyst- Iowa

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

Overview

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths.  The ORS is funded by CDC and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improved information sharing across public health and public safety agencies, and by supporting evidence-based intervention. 

As of July 2021, there are ORS Public Health Analyst (PHA) and Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) positions in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PHA positions are funded by CDC through the CDC Foundation and DIO positions are funded by ONDCP through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. These state teams form the foundation of the ORS and work to promote overdose prevention and response efforts, and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states.  

 

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time PHA to support the ORS. This position will support efforts of the Iowa Department of Health, Midwest HIDTA, and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.

 

The PHA will begin working remotely as a result of COVID-19, but will ideally sit at the Iowa Department of Health and Iowa Department of Public Safety located in Des Moines, IA.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Facilitate data sharing and joint initiatives between public health and public safety agencies and organizations that are designed to address illicit drug use and overdose
  • Collaborate with assigned state DIO to build partnerships between local HIDTA program(s) and public health entities
  • Identify and promote promising overdose prevention interventions at the intersection of public health and public safety in assigned state
  • Support and evaluate public safety-led interventions designed to connect people who use drugs to care and treatment
  • Present to diverse audiences on overdose trends and local response efforts
  • Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings
  • Develop specialized knowledge of significant drug use and overdose trends in assigned state
  • Responsibilities may also include: 
    • Conduct overdose, drug use, and drug availability related data analyses on behalf of partner agencies, as needed
    • Create data visualizations on drug usage and overdose trends
    • Build partnerships with community members and stakeholders by providing technical assistance and support through communications and one on one assistance, as well as connecting partners to additional resources
    • Develop and conduct trainings to diverse audiences on overdose prevention best practices to enhance response efforts (including but not limited to the development of presentations, one-pagers and other training materials)
    • Explore and support additional projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through communication, information sharing, education, and partnership building
    • Develop products for site partners such as briefs, bulletins, reports, brochures or other educational materials
    • Support and evaluate public health and public safety interventions

 

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field and minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience or bachelor’s degree in public health, the social sciences or related field and minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional experience or demonstrated interest in substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public-speaking, presentation and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with public health infrastructure within the state the position is located
  • Must be able to pass a formal federal background investigation, at no cost to the applicant
  • Additional qualifications may include: 
    • Experience in data collection and analysis, and developing written materials with actionable recommendations
    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience working with SAS, SPSS, STATA or a similar statistical software package
    • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
    • Experience in developing and implementing training events
    • Experience in program/project coordination
    • Experience in developing reports, briefings and other written materials for internal and external partners
    • Experience in program evaluation, including logic model development

 

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety, and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

Submitted on Monday 13th September 2021 - 15:34

Senior Coordinator (Learning & Development)

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

Role

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole. We develop and deliver a diverse range of resources, learning opportunities and qualifications, currently including: alcohol licensing qualifications; resources and training for nursery staff, teachers and specialist services working with children affected by parental drinking; and training for employers on alcohol issues in the workplace.

Who they are looking for

They are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and experienced senior learning and development practitioner to join our dedicated and skilled team. You will develop and deliver high quality training to diverse audiences. You will identify and develop innovative and engaging learning events and resources which make a real difference to people’s practice.

Submitted on Monday 13th September 2021 - 08:47

Interim Chief Executive

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

The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) is looking to appoint an Interim Chief Executive to lead our high-performing team while their CEO is on maternity leave. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a well-respected charity working on a high profile social and political issue affecting thousands of lives across the UK and worldwide.

The Interim Chief Executive will lead the effective delivery of the IAS Strategy, managing a team with a diverse set of responsibilities and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders to help us meet our goal of securing a reduction of alcohol harm.

Major responsibilities

This role involves:

  • Providing strategic leadership and operational management to support the delivery of IAS’ strategy.
  • Acting as the principal spokesperson for IAS, making representations to government, the media, and other stakeholders.
  • Leading and motivating the IAS team, line managing senior staff and ensuring agreed key performance indicators are met, overseeing all HR processes.
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with the Board of Trustees, acting as the main point of contact between Directors and the charity’s operations.
  • Collaborating with other organisations to maximise achievement of objectives.
  • Providing support to and representing IAS interests on key networks and advisory groups including the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, Alcohol and Families Alliance and European Alcohol Policy Alliance.
  • Managing a group of external Expert Advisors, ensuring the group is used effectively to support IAS activities.
  • Working alongside the Finance Director to monitor income and expenditure and ensure all activities are delivered to agreed timescales and budgets.
  • Ensuring all IAS activities reflect our values and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Submitted on Thursday 2nd September 2021 - 13:36

Research Assistant

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

Advert for a Research Assistant to support a quit smoking trial in homeless centres

A full-time research assistant is sought to assist with the running of this trial which aims to explore the effects of e-cigarettes compared with usual care for quitting smoking when offered at homeless centres. The study is funded by the NIHR’s Public Health Research Programme.

About you

We are looking for a research assistant with previous experience in running quantitative research projects and excellent interpersonal skills to help support this exciting new project. You would work with a team of researchers in the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research within the School of Applied Sciences.

The skills and experience you will need to be successful

  • A BSc and MSc in Psychology or related discipline
  • Experience in independently managing quantitative research projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively with collaborators (homeless centre staff) participants (service users), the research team and the funder
  • Excellent organisational and research related administrative skills
  • Open, non-judgemental approach to homelessness, nicotine and harm reduction

(see job specification/selection criteria for a full list)

Managers contact details (if required): Professor Lynne Dawkins: email: dawkinl3 [at] lsbu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Submitted on Wednesday 1st September 2021 - 16:42

Clinical Psychologist

  • Location: Pakistan
  • Area of Work: Training/Further Education
  • Closing date:
  • Interview children and families to identify their psychological needs and provide an accurate diagnosis.
  • Counsel patients to overcome their emotional disorders, including self-esteem and overeating.
  • Teach parents how to apply strategies learned in therapy at home and school.
  • Provide outpatient therapy for Client and their families.
  • Consult with primary care physicians and other medical specialists, parents, and school staff regarding comprehensive care goals and expectations for individual patients.
  • Perform psychological assessments, including IQ, personality, ADHD, LD, MR/DD, court ordered, and child custody evaluations.
  • Lead group therapy sessions with troubled teens in court-mandated programs.
Submitted on Thursday 26th August 2021 - 04:55