University of Bristol

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United Kingdom

The University of Bristol is a red-brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It received its Royal Charter in 1909, and its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876.

Bristol was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world, and top ten in the UK, in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Bristol is organised into six academic faculties, which run a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The main campus is based in Clifton, at the heart of Bristol. The University had a total income of £530.9 million in 2014/15 and is one of the largest independent employers in the city.

Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University holds an Erasmus Charter, sending more than 500 students per year to partner institutions in Europe.

Bristol currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 15 of the British Academy. Thirteen Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University community.

 

Why work at Bristol University?

As a globally distinguished University in a beautiful location, Bristol offers a vibrant research community and a positive work environment.

Bristol provides excellent opportunities for all staff to build their skills and careers. In addition to competitive salaries, the University offers a range of financial benefits and opportunities for achieving work-life balance. These include staff discounts, excellent pension provision, reasonable working hours and flexible working, part-time roles, and generous family leave and holiday provision.

As well as offering a supportive and rewarding working environment, the University has a range of initiatives to support staff wellbeing, such as tailored support for those who are relocating or new to the UK.

The University campus is at the heart of the city of Bristol, a beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with excellent transport links just 90 minutes from London. Bristol has a diverse arts, music and cultural scene, a wealth of historic architecture and plenty of beautiful green spaces. The city was named the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2017.

Bristol's modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture. The city has England's strongest digital media supply chain outside London, and Bristol is a buzzing incubator for start-ups and new enterprise.

The University is committed to sustainability. Bristol was the first UK city with European Green Capital status in 2015 and the University community played a large role in helping the city deliver this. A cycle to work scheme and a car sharing scheme are part of the University transport plan.


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£33,797-£38,017 - I,

25 May 2021
31 Oct 2021

The role This research is part of the SPHERE Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (http://www.irc-sphere.ac.uk/), which has been developing a sensor platform for the home to diagnose and help manage health and wellbeing conditions since October 2013. The successful candidate will work...

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Grade I/J/K

18 Aug 2021
20 Feb 2022

The role The HPN group, part of the Smart Internet Lab of University of Bristol, is looking for an enthusiastic researcher to contribute on the development of cutting edge quantum networks. The researcher will carry out experimental research on quantum communications and quantum networks for t...

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United Kingdom


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Grade - £44,706

10 Sep 2021
30 Oct 2021

The role The Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) at the University of Bristol is looking to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Polymers and Sustainable Composites. The responsibilities of the post are split equally between Bristol Composites I...

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10 Sep 2021
20 Feb 2022

The role The HPN group, part of the Smart Internet Lab of University of Bristol, is looking for an enthusiastic researcher to contribute on the development of cutting edge research on quantum networks. The researcher will be required to exhibit excellent software engineering skills to contribu...

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United Kingdom


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Part time


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£34,304 - £38,587

23 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021

The role This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate with research experience on drugs and/or migration and related policy. The successful candidate will play a key role in the last dissemination phase of a project on Hidden Narratives of Transnationa...

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£34,304 - £43,434

24 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021

The role This post is an excellent opportunity for a medical statistician with a particular interest in randomised controlled trials to develop their career and join the statistics group at Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC) – a UKCRC-registered Trials Unit and part of the Bristol ...

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United Kingdom


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£38,587- - Grade

27 Sep 2021
24 Oct 2021

The role Smart Internet Lab  is looking for an enthusiastic researcher to carry out research targeting future network technologies for media content delivery and distribution working with the creative industries sector.   What will you be doing? You will carry out research, s...

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United Kingdom


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Competitive - Plus

28 Sep 2021
24 Oct 2021

The University of Bristol is a leading institution among the UK's prestigious Russell Group of universities. As one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK – ranked a UK top 10 and 62nd in the world (QS Rankings 2022) – Bristol is internationally recognised for the quality of its r...

Research Associate

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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£34,304 - £38,587

28 Sep 2021
25 Oct 2021

The role The University of Bristol is seeking a Research Associate with a background in ultrasound to develop and apply new ultrasound-based biotechnologies for brain organoid engineering. This project is one part of a broad, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research programme led by Dr ...

Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£38,587 - £43,434

01 Oct 2021
28 Oct 2021

The role We are seeking a talented epidemiologist/biostatistician, with a relevant PhD/MSc or equivalent experience. As the successful candidate you will have a keen interest in biomedical research and a systematic and thorough approach to their work. You will work within a recently funded Sca...

Key staff:

Chancellor:
Sir Paul Nurse

Vice-chancellor and President:
Professor Hugh Brady

Awards:

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which carried out an institutional audit of the University in 2009, awarded Bristol the highest rating available for its management of education and the academic standards of its awards. Defined as 'world leading', or the 3* rating, classified as 'internationally excellent'.


13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the university
 

UK Rankings:

QS World Rankings 2020 (UK) - 9th

QS Graduate Employability 2020 (UK) - 9th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 (UK) - 10th

 

Key facts:

Established in 1876

Public University

Red Brick University

Number of students:

  • Undergraduates: 18,005 (2016/2017)

  • Postgraduates: 6,043 (2016/2017)

Number of staff:

  • 6,943 (January 2018)