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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United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£33,797 p.a. and a grant of £10,000 for project costs

04 Feb 2020
24 Apr 2020

Are you a recently-graduated or soon-to-graduate PhD student? Have you received EPSRC funding for all or part of your PhD support? Are you enthusiastic to take the first steps to an independent research career?   The University of Bristol invites applications from outstanding PhD researc...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£38,017 - £59,135 per annum

13 Feb 2020
07 Apr 2020

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Computer Vision.   You will be expected to deliver outstanding teaching and to undertake internationally leading research. There are opportunities to play a significant role ...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Competitive Salary Plus Benefits

28 Feb 2020
07 Apr 2020

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Head of our Vet School who can provide inspirational leadership, enabling the School to develop further its excellent education and research. The right candidate for this key leadership position within the Faculty will have a strategic vision for the...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

05 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020

You will join a team of researchers in Bristol and Manchester investigating how circadian influences impact on inflammatory cells and other cell lineages at sites of tissue damage to regulate collagen deposition and wound repair in zebrafish. Experiments will include live-imaging, molecular biology,...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

05 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020

A post-doc position is available to join a team of researchers in Bristol investigating how inflammation triggered by tissue damage impacts on all other cell lineages at the wound site to drive good and bad repair outcomes. Experiments will include live-imaging, molecular biology, FACS and epigeneti...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

05 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020

A post-doc position is available to join a team of researchers in Bristol investigating how inflammatory cells are recruited to sites of tissue damage. Experiments will include live-imaging, molecular biology, FACS and epigenetic/transcriptomic analysis, as well as mathematical modelling of inflamma...

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Part time


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Grade I: £33,797 to £38,017 per annum (pro rata) Grade J: £38,017 to £42,792 per annum (pro rata)

05 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to be the Research Associate or Senior Research Associate for the STRATA Trial (SerTRaline for AnxieTy in adults with a diagnosis of Autism). This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced researcher to join a multidisciplinary team within the ...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Part time


Salary:

£52,560 - £59,135 per annum (pro rata)

05 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020

The University of Bristol is seeking a History specialist to work as a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Secondary History, in the School of Education. The position is available on, an open-ended basis, at 0.6 FTE from the 2nd September 2020. ...

Lecturer - Academic Faculties

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£38,017 - £42,792

16 Mar 2020
13 Apr 2020

The Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer. The post will either be in our Pathway 1 job family (Research, Teaching and Citizenship) or in our Pathway 3 job family (Teaching and Citizenship).    A candidate is sought with a strong tra...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,046-£33,707 per annum

16 Mar 2020
14 Apr 2020

We are seeking to appoint a talented Research Support Assistant to support a new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded study that aims to improve the health of older adults, through producing better evidence to support vaccine decision making.  It is an exciting opportunity for a tale...

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)