University of Bristol

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The University of Bristol is internationally renowned for the quality of its research, its teaching and its graduates. The Sunday Times described Bristol as 'one of the jewels of British higher education' and 'at the cutting edge academically'.

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 has been ranked 29th by the QS World University Rankings, and is ranked amongst the top ten of UK universities by QS, THE, and ARWU. A highly selective institution, it has an average of 14 applicants for each undergraduate place.
 
Bristol is organised into six academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running over 200 undergraduate courses situated in the Clifton area along with three of its nine halls of residence. The other six halls are located in Stoke Bishop, an outer city suburb located 1.8 miles away. The University had a total income of £459.2 million in 2012/13, of which £120.1 million was from research grants and contracts. It is the largest independent employer in Bristol.
 
Current academics include 21 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 13 Fellows of the British Academy, 13 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 40 Fellows of the Royal Society.
 
Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network, of which the University's Vice-Chancellor Eric Thomas was chairman from 2005 to 2007. In addition, the University holds an Erasmus Charter, sending more than 500 students per year to partner institutions in Europe.

 

Why work at Bristol University?

We can offer world class research and apositive work environment at a globally distinguished University in a beautiful and vibrant city and region, with tailored support for those who are new to the UK.

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2015 and Bristol University is ranked among the top five UK institutions for research excellence.

The environment is high on our agenda. Bristol was the first university to take part in a scheme to reduce collective environmental impact.

Bristol is a quirky British city with beautiful hilly vistas and plenty of historic sights to explore. 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.

In 2014 The Sunday Times named it as the best city in Britain in which to live, and Bristol also won the EU's European Green Capital Award in 2015.


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27 Sep 2016
01 Jun 2017

BBSRC PhD studentship available in SWBio competition Parasites cause massive losses to the sheep industry worldwide and have major detrimental effects on the welfare of animals. Overuse of drugs has led to resistance in a number of economically-important parasites, and a more sustainable approa...

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27 Sep 2016
01 May 2017

Plants have evolved mechanisms that allow then to adapt to changing environmental conditions. These changes are detected by receptors that activate the intracellular machinery responsible for the elicitation of the appropriate intracellular response. This process is known as stimulus-response coupli...

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14 Nov 2016
03 Mar 2017

The bacterial metabolisms of photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation have shaped life on our planet by contributing to the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in the Earth’s biosphere. While photosynthesis fixes carbon dioxide using different electron donors (e.g., H20, H2S) into carbohydrates, nitrog...

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21 Nov 2016

This PhD project will investigate the incorporation of nanomaterials into composites in order to introduce functionality and address challenges in materials engineering. Current composite materials are predominantly designed to satisfy a number of structural requirements. The addition of functional ...

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21 Nov 2016

Applicants are invited for a new British Heart Foundation funded PhD studentship (planned to commence in the autumn of 2017) to study the regulation and function of the PHACTR1 protein in vascular cells. Atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular pathologies are leading causes of death in the w...

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06 Dec 2016

A PhD position is available to explore the computational design and NMR analysis of linker units used to connect targeting and warhead components of drug conjugates. We are looking for a motivated researcher (UK or EU) with a 1st class degree interested in both computation and spectroscopy who can w...

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£32,004 to £47,328

15 Dec 2016
14 Jul 2017

Research Associate £32,004 to £36,001 per annum (Grade I) Senior Research Associate £36,001 to £40,523 per annum (Grade J) Research Fellow £41,709 to £46,925 per annum (Grade K) Please Note: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal clos...

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Competitive salary plus benefits

16 Jan 2017
26 Mar 2017

Following the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor and a University wide strategic review the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol is undertaking a major initiative to further strengthen its international competitiveness and intends to appoint a new Head of School t...

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£32,004 to £36,001

16 Jan 2017
12 Mar 2017

Applicants are invited to apply for the role of Research Associate in the School of Chemistry to work as part of the larger advanced ERC-project of Prof. R.D. Pancost ("The Greenhouse Earth System) at the University of Bristol. Terrestrial temperatures have a large impact on biogeochemical...

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18 Jan 2017
01 Mar 2017

The University of Bristol is a world leader in vision science. Bristol has a long and rich tradition at the forefront of the study of human and animal vision, artificial vision systems and imaging more generally. The Visual Information Laboratory (VI-Lab) ( http://www.bristol.ac.uk/vi-lab ) exists t...

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Chacellor: Baroness Hale of Richmond

Chancellor

Vice-chancellor: 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'.

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Established in 1876

Public University

Red Brick University

Number of students: 

  • Undergraduates: 16,03092014/2015)
  • Postgraduates: 5,525(2014/2015)

Total number of Staff: 6,138(August 2015)