Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear Queen’s 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

Andrew Timms, Queen's College, Oxford

Thank you for your email of 6 January 2019, which has been considered
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


The College holds the information cited in your request.


The answers to your questions are as follows:


1.    Yes

2.    Yes. We provide the same benefits as the University of Oxford. See:
[1] We have
applied this in the past five years.

3.    Yes


Best wishes,

Andrew Timms




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