The scientific staff operationally carries out all the research activities of the Foundation and is organizes in different roles:
Fellow / Post Doc: these are scientific personnel with various levels of seniority, starting from those who are about to obtain a PhD up to those who have already achieved it for several years. They carry out their activities within the lines of research coordinated by Principal Investigators.
Researcher: senior scientific staff who carry out research activities independently within the Research Line in which they operate and in coordination with the relevant Principal Investigator. Researchers coordinate small research groups composed of post-docs and /or PhD students.
Technologist: scientific staff who are responsible for managing transversal facilities, coordinating their personnel, or carrying out research activities with technology transfer objectives.
Principal Investigator (PI): senior scientific staff at the head of a Research Line. They are responsible for the implementation of the scientific program, for their part of the budget and coordinates their staff.
Infrastructure technicians: technical personnel who are responsible for developing and maintaining the Foundation's infrastructures, such as physical or IT facilities. Figures that fall into this area are maintenance workers, the Technical Office and ICT activities operators.
Laboratory technicians: they are fundamental figures in support of research, in charge of a series of tasks and responsibilities such as the organization and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, data recording, as well as the control of efficiency and precision in the conduction of scientific experiments and in research.
This cluster includes those roles directly supporting scientific research activities, such as experts in the field of technology transfer, protection of intellectual property, scientific and institutional communication, activities related to the organization of research (such as evaluation of scientific careers, research agreements, support to the submission of competitive projects). It also includes all staff dedicated to traditional administrative activities such as, to name a few, purchasing, accounting and Human Capital.