Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear St John’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

St John's Bursary Manager, St John Baptist College, Oxford

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Please find attached the College's reply to your recent FOI request on maternity provisions.

Yours sincerely,
Iris Burke
Bursary Manager
St John’s College
Oxford OX1 3JP
Tel: 01865 277321