Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear Corpus Christi College, Oxford,

I am trying to find out more about maternity provision for post-doctoral researchers in Cambridge and Oxford, and hope you can answer the following questions for me:

1) Does your college employ Junior Research Fellows, or have an equivalent paid fixed-term post-doctoral research position?

2) If so, are such researchers eligible for maternity leave and pay? Please give details of any existing policy, and whether it has been applied in the last five years.

3) If maternity leave is taken by a JRF or post-doctoral researcher on a fixed-term contract, is the duration of the position extended by an amount of time equivalent to the time taken as leave, so that research time and funding is not lost as a result of taking leave? Please provide any details.

Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.

Yours faithfully,

J Iqbal

Rachel Clifford, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

In response to your query

 

1) Does your college employ Junior Research Fellows, or have an equivalent
paid fixed-term post-doctoral research position?  Yes

 

2) If so, are such researchers eligible for maternity leave and pay?
Please give details of any existing policy, and whether it has been
applied in the last five years.

 

They are eligible for maternity leave and pay.  We work in line with the
University’s maternity leave policy – they would get 26 weeks of maternity
leave at full pay, 13 weeks of leave at statutory pay and 13 weeks of no
pay.  It has not been applied in the last 5 years.

 

3) If maternity leave is taken by a JRF or post-doctoral researcher on a
fixed-term contract, is the duration of the position extended by an amount
of time equivalent to the time taken as leave, so that research time and
funding is not lost as a result of taking leave? Please provide any
details.

 

Yes, it would be extended for the amount of time that had been taken as
maternity leave.

 

Rachel

Academic Registrar

Corpus Christi College

Oxford

OX1 4JF

 

Tel: 01865 276737

Fax: 01865 276767

 

www.ccc.ox.ac.uk

 

 

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