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

08 Jun 2020
10 Jul 2020

Research Associate in Literary Activism (Kenya) The Department of English is looking to appoint a Research Associate who will be, working on the ERC-funded Starting Grant ‘Literary Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Commons, Publics and Networks of Practice', led by PI Professor Madhu Krishnan. T...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017

08 Jun 2020
10 Jul 2020

Research Associate in Literary Activism (Nigeria)   The Department of English is looking to appoint a Research Associate who will be, working on the ERC-funded Starting Grant ‘Literary Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Commons, Publics and Networks of Practice', led by PI Professor Madhu ...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£33,797 - 42,792

10 Jun 2020
10 Jul 2020

We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher to help design and fabricate a nanoelectromechanical relay-based processor. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an international project to develop energy-efficient, high-temperature capable electronics for use in emerging paradigms s...

Lecturer in Anthropology

University of Bristol

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12 Jun 2020
12 Jul 2020

The University of Bristol’s Department of Anthropology & Archaeology is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Lecturer in Social Anthropology for a fixed term of seven months from 1st August 2020 until 28th February 2021. The postholder will be expected to contribute to the co-ordination, delivery and assess...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

12 Jun 2020
12 Jul 2020

A 3 year postdoctoral research position is available in Dr James Hodge’s lab in School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience at University of Bristol. It will be in collaboration with Drs Katie Lunnon, Jon Witton (University of Exeter), Owen Peters and Gaynor Smith (Cardiff University). ...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 to £42,792 per annum

12 Jun 2020
12 Jul 2020

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, working in the Particle Physics Group at the University of Bristol. The successful applicant will take a leading role in the operation, data taking and physics exploitation of the CMS experiment at the CERN...

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United Kingdom


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£38,017 - £42,792 per annum

12 Jun 2020
12 Jul 2020

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled statistician to join the Bristol Medical School Musculoskeletal Research Unit as part of the newly awarded NIHR/Wellcome Trust funded study: Fractures in Sub-Saharan Africa: epidemiology, economic impact and ethnography ; the Fractures-E3 study...

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United Kingdom


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£38,017 - £42,792 per annum

12 Jun 2020
12 Jul 2020

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an epidemiologist to join the Bristol Medical School Musculoskeletal Research Unit as a project manager for the newly awarded NIHR/Wellcome Trust funded study: Fractures in Sub-Saharan Africa: epidemiology, economic impact and ethnography ; the Fractures...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£38,017 - £59,135

16 Jun 2020
16 Jul 2020

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol is looking to recruit Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Aeroacoustics.  The Department is a part of the School of Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, renowned for delivering both high quality teaching and world-class research; a...

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


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£38,017 - £42,792

17 Jun 2020
17 Jul 2020

Based in the Visual Information Laboratory within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, you will join a new and exciting collaboration between the University of Bristol and LV= General Insurance (LV=GI), taking a central role in a research project to develop novel computer...

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)