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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£38,017 - £42,792 per annum (Grade J), £44,045 - £49,553 per annum (Grade K)

20 Oct 2020
06 Dec 2020

The University of Bristol’s School of Physics seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent academic appointment in the field of electronic materials, devices and/or systems. Existing activity in this area is focused around power and microwave/RF semiconductor electronic materials and devices, and ...

Lecturer in Materials Modelling

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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£38,017 - £42,792 per annum

04 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol has an exciting portfolio of research on structural integrity.  We are looking to expand our capabilities in meso-scale modelling of mechanics of metallic materials. The Department is a part of the School of Civil, Mechanical and ...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

04 Nov 2020
02 Dec 2020

A post-doc position is available to join a team of researchers in Bristol investigating the genetic basis of scarring.  Inspired by leads from population health based approaches we will test how candidate “scar genes” influence inflammation and other tissue damage responses to drive good and bad rep...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

04 Nov 2020
02 Dec 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


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£ 33,797 to £ 38,017 per annum

04 Nov 2020
19 Jan 2021

The University of Bristol seeks outstanding candidates for a Research Associate in Pure Mathematics, position tenable from 01 March 2021 for a duration of 24 months. The start date can be flexible and changed to a later date with further discussion. The successful candidate will become a member of t...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

04 Nov 2020
02 Dec 2020

The School of Physics at the University of Bristol is seeking a Research Associate (RA) to work on the theory of non-equilibrium steady states (NESS) in quantum many-body systems. The successful candidate will join the multi-disciplinary environment of the Theoretical Physics Group working under the...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

04 Nov 2020
01 Dec 2020

An enthusiastic Research Associate is required to work on an MRC-funded project. The project, led by Dr Mojtaba Dorri, aims to develop a medical device that allows performing routine dentistry with no risk of virus transmission. You should have an interest in the field of health science researc...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£33,797 - £42,792

04 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020

Within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, the Cryptography research group fosters an internationally leading and inter-disciplinary programme of research; current and previous work spans the full range theoretical and practical aspects relating to cryptography, applied ...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Grade I £33,797 - £38,017 per annum / Grade J £38,017 - £42,792 per annum

04 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020

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 successful UKCRC-registered Trials Unit and part of t...

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Grade J £38,017 - £42,792 per annum / Grade K £44,045 - £49,553 per annum

04 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020

The role University of Bristol’s Population Health Sciences Team are seeking to appoint a highly capable mixed methods researcher from the fields of Management/Organisation Studies, Accounting/Finance and/or Pensions/Real Estate Investment (or linked private sector policy areas). The ideal can...

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)