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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The role This position offers the successful applicant a fantastic opportunity to join the Centre’s large and expanding International Foundation Programme (IFP) team and contribute to the continued development the University of Bristol IFP as a world-class provision that attracts diverse, high...

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28 Oct 2022
10 Jan 2023

The role This position will investigate the role of coccolithophore diversity on the carbon cycle by combining novel trait-based statistics with machine learning as part of the NERC-funded CoccoTrait project. Coccolithophores are prominent marine calcifying microalga with overlooked implicatio...

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31 Oct 2022
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The role We want to radically rethink the way we use digital ink made of programmable particles that change colour to create digital tattoos. Imagine a tattoo that disappears or changes of visual on-demand, or adapt to the context you are in. The goal of this project is to create accessible fa...

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01 Nov 2022
28 Nov 2022

The role A research associate position in experimental studies of ultrafast photochemistry is available in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, supported by the EPSRC Programme Grant EP/V026690/1, Ultrafast Photochemical Dynamics in Complex Environments . The project is a col...

Advice and Support Coordinator

University of Bristol

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£23,791 - £27,224

02 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022

Providing high quality advice and support to students through their academic journey and working with individuals to give expert guidance, information and empathy. Are you our next Advice and Support Co-Ordinator?   At Bristol SU we believe in supporting students to reach their potential a...

Research Associate in Mathematics

University of Bristol

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03 Nov 2022
29 Nov 2022

The role The School of Mathematics, University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Probability. The successful applicant will work with Márton Balázs, supported by his EPSRC grant 'Particle systems, growth models and their probabilistic structures'.   ...

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£35,333 - £39,745

04 Nov 2022
01 Dec 2022

The role The School of Physics at the University of Bristol is seeking a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) 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 ...

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04 Nov 2022
01 Dec 2022

The role The Research Associate(s) will form part of the team for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship project “ Mapping Ambient Vulnerabilities: Air-energy-climate interrelations in the urban environment and implications for cross-sectoral governance ” led by Caitlin Robinson. The team will dev...

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£39,745 - £44,737

07 Nov 2022
04 Dec 2022

The role We are seeking an experienced and talented genetic epidemiologist, health data scientist or bioinformatician with a keen interest in biomedical research and a systematic and thorough approach to their work. As the successful applicant you will work within the Translational Data Scienc...

Journals Editorial Assistant

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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£22,662 - £24,948

08 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022

The role Bristol University Press is looking to appoint a Journals Editorial Assistant to join the small and friendly Journals Team. The Journals Editorial Assistant will provide editorial administrative support to external journal editors as well as working internally with the BUP Journals Te...

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)