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:

Research Associate (ECME)

Salary range £24,943 - £26,465 per annum
DurationFixed term until 30 June 2022
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationCentre for Health Studies, Inverness
Closing DateSunday 1 August 2021

The Institute of Health Research and Innovation are looking to appoint a suitably qualified Research Associate. The successful applicant will work on a project exploring health literacy, physical activity, and cardiac rehabilitation.  The role will include conducting survey and interview based research, analysing data, and disseminating results.  The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent recent experience. They will have experience in both quantitative and qualitative research and experience of working with clinical populations.  Please read the attached job and person specification to highlight in the application form how your personal knowledge and skills align with the project advert. Further details can be obtained from Trish Gorely via email,

This post is full-time and funded as part of the Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre – a project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Interreg - Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 August by Microsoft Teams.

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