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CataloniaBIO and Adecco present a pilot report to gain deeper knowledge of the Catalan biotecnological sector

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CataloniaBIO and Adecco present a pilot report to gain deeper knowledge of the Catalan biotecnological sector

The Catalan Association of Biotechnological Companies (), located at the PCB, and the consulting firm co-presented today the report: "Building a new economic motor: functional strategies, salary levels and professional opportunities for the Catalan biotechnological sector" at the Fèlix Serratosa Auditorium. According to the organizers of this event, it is more a pilot study than a conclusive project, birthed from the desire to set the foundation for the performance of a more complete study in the future to throw light on the reality of this setting.

The report has been based on a small and possibly not entirely representative sample of companies, but it is an initial approach that has led to the establishment of methodology for analysis and to the obtention of some significant data.

One of the findings is the existence of strong correlations in terms of the level of training, experience required and management function of human teams within the companies that comprise the sample, in terms of defined functional positions. However, significant differences have been found in the training, experience and salary areas between the different positions analyzed, a fact that could indicate that these functions are correctly defined. Despite this, the correlation between low salary compensation and small companies, in terms of number of employees, is lower than had originally been expected.

Another interesting aspect is that throughout 2008, the sample of companies that had been studied has experienced a 16% increase of permanent staff, a fact that characterizes the sector, given that it does not occur in other sectors such as the healthcare, pharmaceutical or chemistry sectors.

Regarding training, 66% are chemistry (44%) or biology (22%) graduates. The rest hold degrees in Business Administration (8%), Pharmacy (7%), Biochemistry (7%), Engineering (6%), Biotechnology (4%) and Economics (1%).

In terms of academic qualifications, 50% of professionals in the sample hold PhDs (36%) or have finalized post-doctorate studies (14%), 14% are graduates and different trainings pertaining to the technical field account for 9% of the sample analyzed.

Lastly, in regards to salary level, the sample’s mean income –grouping all studied positions- is 41,588 euros before taxes. However, most of the sample’s salaries are located within the 21,000€ to 30,000€ range.