Careers @ Monell

At Monell, our employees are our most prized assets. To ensure that we remain successful, we are continually searching for individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who can contribute to the growth and mission of the Center.

Monell is an equal opportunity employer.

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Careers, Pamela Dalton

“The first time I came to Monell, I was struck by the spirit that pervades the place. It was thrilling to see scientists 20 and 30 years into their research careers bubbling over with energy, excitement and ideas. I was — and remain — enchanted by the opportunities for cross-fertilization.”

Environmental and Occupational Health Psychologist

Current Positions

Junior Research Technician (Part-Time) Alhadeff Lab

The Junior Research Technician is responsible for organizing, breeding, and maintaining a transgenic murine colony for our studies investigating the neural control of energy balance. The successful candidate will be trained by PhD level staff on basic genetics, breeding skills, colony care and management techniques. Duties include: Breeding, weaning, colony organization, colony husbandry, updating and maintaining paper and online records, sterilizing equipment and preparing laboratory samples.

Junior Research Technician (Full-Time) Parma Lab

A full-time Junior Research Technician position is available beginning September 1st, 2021 to perform studies in human olfaction at the intersection with human health, working in the laboratory of Dr. Valentina Parma. Responsibilities include human sensory testing sessions, lab management including ordering supplies, database management, data entry, mentoring students. BA/BS in Psychology, Biology or related field is required and programming experience in R is highly desirable but not required.

Research Technician – Kimball Lab

We are seeking a qualified Research Technician to participate in studies of behavior, olfaction, and metabolomics. Funding is available for one year with the potential for extension. The technician will perform behavioral assays with mice and assist with preparation of samples for chemical analyses. Duties also include maintaining laboratory journals of all data and technical protocols, preparing solutions, ensuring that lab equipment is properly maintained and serviced, and ordering supplies. The ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work with limited supervision.

Research Technician

The Mainland lab seeks a research technicians immediately for assistance. The laboratory of Dr. Joel Mainland conducts research to understand the role of odorant chemical structure and human genetic variation in olfactory perception. The core responsibilities of this position will include testing human subjects in olfaction experiments, recruiting subjects and scheduling test sessions, preparing odors and other materials for experiments, and organizing and maintaining experimental data. For further information, please contact Dr. Joel Mainland at