Scientific staff is formed by the permanent research staff (61), postdoctoral fellows (58), and PhD researchers (113), giving a total of 232 researchers. 52 % of the postdocs and 47 % of the PhD fellows are from abroad.
The support staff (58) is formed by the technical staff (27), the administration staff, the library staff, the IT department and the maintenance and safety staff (31). From the support staff, 56 % have a permanent position and 43 % are female.
In addition, we have visiting researchers (6), undergraduate and master students (34), and the staff working also in spin-offs (6).
Of the total staff, 58 % are male (42 % female) and 30 % are from abroad, from a total of 26 countries. 41 % of the staff has less than 30 years old, and 16 % are more than 50.
Personnel evolution: Permanent/Non-permanent 2006-2018
This figure plots the ICMAB permanent and non-permanent researchers’ evolution since 2006 and until 2018.
There is a strong increase of non-permanent staff in the last three years (79 new staff, 65 % increase), corresponding to the Severo Ochoa period.
The ratio between non-permanent and permanent staff is very high.
The permanent support personnel have only increased by a 12 %, whereas the total personnel and permanent scientists have increased a 53 %.
ICMAB permanent staff evolution: Permanent 1992-2018
The permanent staff since 1992 has been on a constant growth until 2013. From 2013 to 2016 it experienced a light decay, and in 2018 we achieved the highest number ever.
ICMAB permanent research staff evolution
During the Severo Ochoa period there has been a net increase of 4 researchers, and two more are expected for 2019.
ICMAB permanent researchers age distribution by gender
We can observe that only 8 % of the researchers are under 40 years old, and that 23 % are over 60. The average age is 53 years old. Moreover, 60 % of the permanent researchers are male.
Ramón y Cajal researchers
Juan de la Cierva researchers
Tecnio Spring Plus
Marie Curie-Sklodowska Action (MSCA)
Pre-doctoral FPI Severo Ochoa
Pre-doctoral FPI Project
Pre-doctoral AGAUR FI-DGR
Pre-doctoral DOC-FAM MSCA COFUND