UHI is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 12 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Postdoctoral Researcher (0.8 FTE)

Salary range £31,917 - £33,858 per annum (pro rata).
DurationFixed term until May 2023
Working hours28 hours per week
LocationInverness
Closing DateSunday 5 February 2023

School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences

The School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences comprises three main research groups: Division of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Nursing and Midwifery; Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing. Each of the groups is a member of the Institute of Health Research and Innovation. Close links between teaching and research also ensures a fluidity of ideas and practice across the school.  We are growing our research expertise in various aspects of health and wellbeing.  The breadth of expertise within the school is delivered through complementary science disciplines and specialist groups.  Each group undertakes discrete research projects, as well as collaborative initiatives, that bring together specific skills and facilities to deliver holistic outcomes in health research and applied innovative nursing practice.

 

The Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing

The Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing is a research-focused department of around a dozen academic staff and PhD students based in the UHI Centre for Health Science Campus, Inverness. There has been a rural health division within UHI since 2007. The Division carries out research, knowledge exchange, commercialisation, consultancy and teaching activities related to the interdisciplinary study of health, wellbeing and healthcare in rural environments. Our aim is to carry out research, knowledge exchange, commercialisation, consultancy and teaching activities that help promote the physical health, mental health and wellbeing of people living, working, or spending time within, remote and rural communities regionally, nationally and internationally. The group collaborates with other UHI researchers in, Inverness, Moray and Lews Castle Colleges as well as other HEIs and chairs a university-wide Rural Health Research Interest Group.

Interviews will be held on a date yet to be confirmed..

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the HR Office at HR@uhi.ac.uk.