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

Research Technician

A full-time research technician position is available to assist with studies on development of taste culture. Primary responsibilities include running experiments of immunocytochemistry, DNA sequencing, microscopy, calcium imaging, high throughput screening assay, molecular biology and cell biology experiments and cell culture.

Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in the laboratory of Dr. Joel Mainland. The research project will focus on the role of human genetic variation in olfactory perception using both molecular biology and psychophysics techniques.

Research Technician (2 positions)

The Mainland lab seeks two 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

Staff Scientist

Monell seeks a staff scientist for the George Preti Research Support Core for Analytical Chemistry. The scientist will be responsible for analysis of complex biological samples. The successful candidate will have method development experience, including UPLC and exact mass spectrometry. Primary responsibilities will be to provide research support to Monell scientists with an emphasis on metabolomics and lipidomics. Experience with metabolite ID and small molecule characterization is a plus.

Faculty Position: Chemical Senses, Nutrition, Metabolism, or Disease Research

The Monell Chemical Senses Center ( is inviting applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at junior and senior levels. The Monell Center is the world’s premier institute devoted to basic, multidisciplinary research on the mechanisms and function of taste, smell, chemesthesis, appetite, and energy balance control. We offer highly competitive startup packages, an outstanding environment for scientific innovation and collaboration, supportive mentorship to new faculty, and a strong commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture.