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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04 Dec 2019
10 Feb 2020

Thanks to a generous donation by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the IGRCT will offer up to two P.M. Warren Visiting Fellowships in Aegean Prehistory during the Academic Year 2019/20.  The Visiting Fellowship is open to both overseas and UK/EU established scholars. Recently retired scholars are...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

06 Dec 2019
09 Feb 2020

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Johannes Stern on the European Research Council project ‘Truth and Semantics’. The Truth and Semantics (TRUST) ERC Starting Grant project aims to provide a unified perspective on natura...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

16 Dec 2019
13 Mar 2020

This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal close date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Once appointment is made the advert will be closed.   We are looking to recruit passionate and driven rese...

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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

20 Dec 2019
29 Jan 2020

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Research Associate to be a part of a team working on a BHF-funded programme grant which focuses on the role of a specific population of brain cells in control in cardiac function in health and disease. The Programme, led by UCL will use a wide range of me...

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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

20 Dec 2019
05 Feb 2020

Two postdoctoral Research Associate positions in Viral Cell Biology   The successful candidate will join a team of researchers in Bristol investigating how cellular regulatory factors impact viral entry into host cells. The work will contribute to a 6-year ERC-funded Synergy Grant project ...

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United Kingdom


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£44,045 - £49,553 per annum

06 Jan 2020
02 Feb 2020

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic lecturer to develop their career in the University of Bristol Medical School - Population Health Sciences, which is one of the UK’s leading centres for research in epidemiology and public health. The post holder will be co-director of ...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017 (Grade I) - £38,017 - £42,792 (Grade J)

06 Jan 2020
03 Feb 2020

The Particle Physics group of the University of Bristol, UK, seeks a Research Associate to join its team working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE, dunescience.org ). The position would be suitable for a particle physicist with an interest in detector technology (especially data acq...

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

06 Jan 2020
02 Feb 2020

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 the newly formed...

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United Kingdom


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£38,017 - £42,794 per annum

06 Jan 2020
02 Feb 2020

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work in the Department of Translational Health Sciences in Bristol Medical School based on Research Floor Level Seven of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This is a position for 9 months with Prof Raimondo Ascione. The project is BHF funded and is a...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

08 Jan 2020
09 Feb 2020

Location:  Bristol   A Research Associate position is available in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol. The successful applicant will work on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urban Disaster Risk Hub, funded by the UK Research Inst...

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)