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

Salary range £36,410 - £42,210 per annum
DurationOpen ended (funding secured for 5 years)
Working hours35 hours per week
Closing DateSunday 18 August 2019

UHI is in receipt of a legacy to investigate the causes of schizophrenia and is actively recruiting a team of individuals to support this exciting initiative.  As a result, we are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the team within the department of Health Research & Innovation, Inverness.

The role of this job is as follows:  

  • To attract substantial funding from RCUK, charities and industry to support academic and commercial project as Co-investigator or Principal Investigator in projects related to the causes of schizophrenia.
  • To take responsibility for the management and monitoring of associated budgets, including authorising procurement.
  • To publish original research in internationally excellent or world-leading publications to enable submission to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise.
  • Where possible, to build appropriate case studies to evidence research impact associated with a publication generated while at UHI.
  • To foster collaborations with other researchers within UHI, at other HEIs and in the commercial sector.
  • To disseminate research findings to the academic community via conference proceedings.
  • To attract and design high quality commercial research for companies.
  • To actively contribute to research cluster meetings, lab meetings, research in progress meetings, journal clubs and seminars.
  • To acts as co-supervisor for postgraduate and undergraduate projects.
  • To identify, manage and report on risks associated with research activities.
  • To enhance both personal and institutional reputation worldwide through achievement of esteem indicators (awards, fellowships, editorial board assignments, registration with professional bodies, grant award committees)
  • To undertake public engagement to promote the excellence of the Institute and research to wider audience (press, radio, TV, schools).

The successful applicant should have a BSc degree in a relevant biomedical science discipline and a PhD degree in a biomedical subject as well as a postgraduate experience in neuroscience or mental disorders, with an emphasis on schizophrenia. The successful applicant will have an established publication record, with one or more published articles since 2014 that have the potential to be classified at 3-4* (internationally excellent or world-leading).  


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

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