The objectives of the talent attraction and recruiting actions are:
The targets of the actions are especially focused on Master students, PhD and postdoc fellows, but also on our senior and visiting researchers.
In total, during the Severo Ochoa period (2016-2019):
We host PhD fellows from the National Programme for the Promotion of Talent and its Employability (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities), in both formats: FPI (Training of Researchers) and FPU (Training of University Professors). We also host some predoctoral researchers with our own Severo Ochoa PhD fellowships proramme to carry out their PhD with us.
In 2016, 3 fellows were granted with a FPI, 3 with a FPU and 6 with a Severo Ochoa fellowship. In 2017, the numbers were 4 FPI, 1 FPU and 4 Severo Ochoa, in 2018, we granted 1 FPI, 1 FPU and 4 Severo Ochoa fellowships, and in 2019, 3 FPI, 1 FPU and 4 Severo Ochoa Fellowships. In total, during these 4 years, 12 PhD fellows have started their PhD with a FPI grant, 6 with a FPU and 18 with a Severo Ochoa predoctoral fellowhip (36 in total). They receive a financial assistance between 18,000 and 20,600 € per year, during 3 or 4 years.
We host PhD fellows with a fellowship from the Generalitat de Catalunya, granted by the AGAUR. In 2017, we hosted 1 fellow with one of these FI (Training of Researchers) PhD grants. The numbers are low since we have to share the FI call with all the CSIC centers in Catalunya.
The China Scholarship Program allows Chinese students to carry out their PhD at the ICMAB. During the Severo Ochoa period we attracted 20 PhD fellows at the ICMAB: 6 in 2016, 2 in 2017, 10 in 2018 and 2 in 2019.
Apart from scientific staff, the Severo Ochoa project has allowed us to hire personnel for research support staff, including Technicians (4), Maintenance staff (2), Administration staff (2), Communication and Outreach Officer (1), Technology Transfer Officer (1), Information Technology (1) and Project Managers (2).