Training

Resources for Those Interested in Chemosensory Research at Monell

Training is integral to life at Monell, making it an excellent resource for those interested in chemosensory research. Over 400 individuals from more than 20 countries, including high school, undergraduate, post bac, graduate and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists from academic, non-profit and corporate sectors, have benefitted from Monell’s learning environment. We prioritize fostering an inclusive and innovative atmosphere, and we invite you to join our community and contribute to the ongoing progress of chemosensory science.

The Monell Science Apprenticeship Program

Monell’s Science Apprenticeship Program brings a carefully selected group of students, many from under-resourced communities, to the Center each summer. At the heart of the program is an intensive 8-week internship that allows students to participate in structured research experiences, as well as in a number of enrichment activities. Students enrolled in High School (from grade 9th) or an Undergraduate institution are eligible to apply.

For more information, please visit the MSAP page at: https://monell.org/science-apprenticeship-program/

For all other high school and undergraduate opportunities, please see below.

High School Students

The Monell Chemical Senses Center provides high-school students with opportunities for hands-on lab research and other professional activities. Our staff is actively involved in outreach and education, helping students develop research questions and serving as mentors for independent studies and Capstone projects. Local high school students may apprentice or volunteer their services at Monell to gain valuable laboratory experience in the chemical senses.

Please use the following link to register interest in participating in research at Monell: http://apply.interfolio.com/135136

For those interested in the summer MSAP program; please visit: https://monell.org/science-apprenticeship-program/

Undergraduate Students

The Monell Chemical Senses Center provides undergraduates with opportunities for hands-on lab research and other professional activities. Undergraduates from local universities may conduct their Honors Theses under the direction of Monell scientists. College students may volunteer their services at Monell to gain valuable laboratory experience in the chemical senses.

Please use the following link to register interest in completing undergraduate level research at Monell: http://apply.interfolio.com/135137

For those interested in the summer MSAP program; please visit: https://monell.org/science-apprenticeship-program/

Post Baccalaureate Students

The Monell Chemical Senses Center provides post-baccalaureate students with opportunities for hands-on lab research and other professional activities.

Please use the following link to register interest in completing Post-Baccalaureate level research at Monell: https://apply.interfolio.com/135138

Master’s Students

Through cooperative arrangements, talented Master’s level candidates can complete course work at the degree-granting institutions and carry out thesis, dissertation research and/or Capstone projects at Monell.

Please use the following link to register interest in completing Master’s level research at Monell: http://apply.interfolio.com/135139

Doctoral Students

Through cooperative arrangements, talented doctoral candidates can complete course work at the degree-granting institutions and carry out thesis and dissertation research at Monell. The Monell Chemical Senses Center provides doctoral students with opportunities for hands-on lab research and other professional activities. Our staff is actively involved in outreach and education, helping students develop research questions and serving as mentors for dissertation work.

Please use the following link to register interest in completing PhD level research at Monell: http://apply.interfolio.com/135140

Postdoctoral Fellows

Monell’s strong postdoctoral program attracts early-career scientists from a wide range of disciplines. Approximately 15 post-doctoral fellows, many of whom have no previous formal training in the chemical senses, are trained at the Center each year. Monell’s interdisciplinary approach is a central aspect of the postdoctoral training program.

See our postdoctoral training page for more information and/or apply for a postdoctoral training position using the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/113082

Visiting Scholars and Scientists

Senior-level investigators from the academic, non-profit and corporate sectors , come to Monell to collaborate with the Center’s faculty, learn new skills, or both. Interested scientists may register their interest using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/137859

Teaching

Monell’s scientists teach courses in the chemical senses to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in several departments and schools of the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, and other local colleges and universities. Members of the Center’s staff also lecture and offer programs to industrial, professional, and community groups.

Please email us at AcademicAffairs@monell.org for teaching inquiries.

Seminars and Conferences

An annual seminar series for staff and members of the academic community features presentations by specialists in the chemical senses and related fields. Monell also hosts conferences and workshops attended by scientists from throughout the world. These meetings frequently combine the perspectives of basic research, application, and translation.

See our events page for upcoming presentations. Please email us at AcademicAffairs@monell.org for seminar inquiries.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us with questions or to find out more about the education opportunities for you at Monell.