Job offer available in Scotland Research Technician at University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands – Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science / Centre for Health Science

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.

Job Description

We are seeking a research technician to provide support for the analysis of lipids and proteins in biological and clinical samples. The post-holder will prepare samples, assist in the development of analytical methods and operate mass spectrometer systems. This work will contribute to research focussed on diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a background in analytical chemistry or a related field and will be a team player with a flexible approach. Experience in using HPLC or LC-MS systems would be an advantage.

A detailed job description and person specification for the post are attached.

Further enquiries about the post should be directed to Professor Phillip Whitfield, Head of Lipidomics Research ( or Dr. Mary Doherty, Senior Lecturer in Mass Spectrometry (

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 15th March 2017. Interviews will be held the week beginning 3rd April 2017 at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness (or by video conference).

To apply visit our website or contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279214

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