Funding for postdoctoral fellows in all areas of chemosensory research is available through a National Institutes of Health training grant. Additional support for research training comes from grants to individuals and from unrestricted funds available to the Center.

For information about graduate training, postdoctoral programs (see below), and opportunities for visiting scientists, contact

Postdoctoral positions at Monell

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit, basic research institute dedicated to the study of taste, smell, chemical irritation, and appetite. The Center is located near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Research focuses on understanding how the chemical senses function and their importance in everyday life.

Positions are currently available for interdisciplinary training and research in the areas of Sensation and Perception, Genetics, Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Nutrition and Appetite, Health and Well-Being, and Chemical Ecology and Communication. Approaches include clinical medicine, chemistry, biochemistry, organismal and molecular biology, animal and human psychophysics, organ- and neurophysiology, including single cell, whole nerve and in situ brain recordings, neuroanatomy, experimental psychology, environmental sampling, and human exposure assessment. A background in chemosensory research is not required.

Requirements include a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent. Stipend is in accordance with NIH standards. Some positions are supported by an NIH training grant. Those who seek appointment to one of these positions should be a US Citizen or a permanent resident alien. Other positions also are available. Send C.V., cover letter explaining your experience and career goals, and the names and means to contact three references to: Personnel Administrator, Monell Chemical Senses Center, 3500 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 or email

Monell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

For information about programs for high school and undergraduate students, visit the Science Apprenticeship Program page.