Postdoctoral Training

Funding for postdoctoral fellows in all areas of chemosensory research is available through a National Institutes of Health training grant. Additional support comes from grants to individuals and unrestricted funds available to the Center. For information about graduate training, postdoctoral programs (see below), and opportunities for visiting scientists, email

Postdoctoral Positions at Monell

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit, basic research institute whose mission is to improve health and well-being by advancing the scientific understanding of taste, smell, and related senses. The Center is located near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Positions are currently available for interdisciplinary training and research in our four broad Research Aims: sensory nutrition, disease diagnosis/treatment, smell/taste loss, and digitizing smells/tastes. 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. Read more about life as a postdoc at Monell in our occasional series Meet the Postdoc.

Monell Center, Post Doctoral Training

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. Monell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Please visit Our Culture page and Careers page for more information.

Apply now by uploading your C.V., cover letter explaining your experience and career goals, and the names and means to contact three references to:

To read about programs for high school and undergraduate students, and opportunities to mentor the next generation of scientists, visit the Science Apprenticeship Program page.