North Highland College UHI

Analytical Chemist

Thurso, Highland, Scotland
£26,993 - £29,256 (spine points 20-23 per annum, dependent on skills and experience)
20 Aug 2021
24 Sep 2021
Subject Area
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

+ 45 days holiday in a full year (inclusive of 14 public/general holidays)

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is an established and growing research centre situated in the town of Thurso in the northern Highlands of Scotland. It is part of the North Highland College, one of the partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland’s newest and most distinctive university. The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, dynamic research environment. It is our vision to be ‘internationally recognised for distinctive and innovative environmental science’.

We are now seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Analytical Chemist to join our growing team. The position will involve a varied and engaging set of responsibilities related to our portfolio of environmental and analytical chemistry work. It will include support of research projects (particularly in ‘Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health’ and ‘Carbon, Water and Climate’), commercial analysis (mainly water quality and targeted organic compound analysis), and teaching (postgraduate student support and undergraduate demonstrating).

The successful candidate will be based at the ERI’s Castle Street site in Thurso, which hosts three large well-equipped laboratories with an extensive range of instruments and equipment including GC-MS (with TD), GC-FID/TCD, LC-MS/MS systems, LC-FLD, UV/Vis spectrometer, ICP-OES, Seal AQ2 discrete analyser, Shimadzu TOC-L DOC analyser and SEM-EDX.

We seek candidates with proven laboratory experience (including GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS analysis); a commitment to laboratory-based work with an eye for detail, and effective communication skills.

This is an open-ended position (subject to a satisfactory probationary period).

For further information on this exciting opportunity contact

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on the 24th of September 2021

Please apply via the 'apply' link