Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear St Benet’s Hall, 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

Dear St Benet’s Hall, Oxford,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request submitted to you on 6 January 2019. The law states that authorities must respond within 20 working days. Please could you get back to me as soon as possible?

Yours faithfully,

J Iqbal