Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear Jesus 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

Cathy Lea, Jesus College, Oxford

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Alexandra Lumbers, Jesus College, Oxford

Dear J Iqbal
1. Jesus College, Oxford, does employ Junior Research Fellows;
2. Yes, Junior Research Fellows are eligible for maternity leave. They are eligible for maternity pay provided they meet the criteria for such pay. Please see:
3. Yes, in the case of fixed-term JRFs who have taken maternity leave, we have then extended their contract by the amount of time taken as maternity leave.

Yours sincerely
Alexandra Lumbers

Dr Alexandra Lumbers
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Ā Jesus College
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