The University of the Highlands and Islands 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 13 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 (Peptide Biomarkers of Parkinson's Disease)
|Salary range||£29,896 - £34,657 per annum|
|Duration||Fixed term for two years|
|Working hours||35 hours per week|
|Location||Centre for Health Science, Inverness|
|Closing Date||Sunday 22 July 2018|
We are seeking an outstanding and ambitious postdoctoral researcher with excellent analytical skills to undertake the characterisation and quantification of peptides in body fluids and tissues. We have recently been awarded a project grant from the Michael J Fox Foundation in collaboration with colleagues at Newcastle University. This project is focussed on the assessment of peptide markers for improving the diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of Parkinson’s disease. The study will make extensive use of high resolution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) together with advanced bioinformatics tools. Candidates should hold or be near to completing a PhD in a biological/biomedical science, proteomics or analytical chemistry and have experience in the use of LC-MS/MS systems.
The position will be based at the Centre for Health Science, Inverness, which is founded on several areas of interest that includes clinical research, proteomics and lipidomics. The department of Health, Research and Innovation has recently undergone a major programme of expansion and our purpose built laboratories house a dedicated spectrometry suite that is equipped with Orbitrap, triple quadrupole and QTrap platforms.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1 August 2018.
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