Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear St Catharine’s College, Cambridge,

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

Simon Summers,

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Our answers are as follows:

 1. Yes
 2. Yes, on the same basis as Cambridge University's policy. This has
applied throughout the past five years
 3. Yes,

If you are unhappy with this answer you may complain to the Master of the
College at [1][email address]

Regards,

Simon Summers

Bursar | St Catharine's College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL
Tel: (0)1223 (3)38329 | [2]http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/ |
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St Catharine's College is a Registered Charity, No. 1137463

On 06/01/2019 20:45, J Iqbal wrote:

Dear St Catharine’s College, Cambridge,

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

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