IMCR is a joint institute of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zurich.

It currently houses about 70 persons, 16 of which (3 senior scientists, 4 administrative and 9 technical staff) are financed by the University of Zurich.

The remainder of the positions are filled by PhD students and postdoctoral research assistants, all financed by third party funds.

The Assistant Professor Kerstin Gari is also funded from external source - Swiss National Science Foundation.