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 Fellow (Mass Spectrometry)

Salary range £37,175 - £43,096 per annum (grade 7)
Working hoursFull-time (35 hours per week)
LocationCentre for Health Science, Inverness
Closing DateSaturday 31 October 2020

The Institute of Health Research and Innovation is one of four research clusters at the university, offering world class research into a range of diseases; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and schizophrenia are particular strengths. In the last national research excellence exercise, 17% of our health research activity was considered world-leading, with another 53% recognised as internationally excellent.

This new and exciting position within the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility based at the UHI Centre for Health Science, Inverness, will lead mass spectrometry support for a wide range of biomedical science projects from across the Institute of Health Research and Innovation, with a particular focus on proteomics.

The successful candidate will have a strong background and publication record in mass spectrometry and will have the capability to develop methods to identify and measure proteins and their post-translational modifications, in samples derived from clinical studies and cell culture experiments.

Collaboration is a key aspect of the role, with an expectation to not only lead independent projects, but also to collaborate with our existing Health Research team, and with collaborators at universities worldwide. We also offer support to a range of local and international companies – an aspect that the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop. Interaction with our existing research teams within the Division of Biomedical Sciences (Free Radical Research, Genetics and Immunology, Active Health and Medical Nanotechnology), a suite of four mass spectrometers (Thermo GC-MS, Thermo Exactive, Thermo Orbi-trap and SciEx Q-Trap), together with bioinformatics support and a suite of software is available to support world-class research in this arena.

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 the 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.

Please see document links below for further information and the relevant job description and person specification for this role.

Interviews will be held week commencing 23 November 2020.

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