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

Salary range £31,134 - £36,092 per annum (grade 6)
DurationFixed-term until 28 February 2022
Working hoursFull-time (35 hours per week)
LocationCentre for Health Science, Inverness
Closing DateSaturday 31 October 2020

The university is the Scottish partner in an EU-funded Inter-Reg VA cross-border collaboration with a number of institutions across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland through the Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering (ECME) programme. The programme includes 24 PhD studentships and a number of Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows located across the University’s academic partnership, with a focus on solutions associated with cardiac healthcare.

This advertised post is associated with a work package centred on cardiac rehabilitation and will involve a collaboration with colleagues at Highlife Highland and NHS Highland to evaluate an at-distance exercise programme specifically designed to offer cardiac rehabilitation across a remote and rural population.

The postholder will be located in the Active Health research team in the Centre for Health Science, with access to our excellent exercise facilities as well as to the expertise of exercise physiologists and behavioural scientists.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a subject relevant to physical activity and will be familiar with the latest techniques and technologies used to effectively evaluate both compliance with, and potential benefits of, physical activity programmes. The post will involve close collaboration not only with Highlife Highland, but also with our colleagues at Institutions from across the ECME partnership.

Further information about this role including a detailed job description and relevant person specification, are linked below.

Interviews will be held week commencing 16 November 2020.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.