The Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world's premier institute devoted to basic, multidisciplinary research on the mechanisms and function of olfaction, gustation and chemesthesis. We are currently inviting applications for full-time junior or senior faculty positions. We seek outstanding investigators from diverse disciplines who are interested in pursuing research either in olfaction or in nutrition, metabolism or appetite related to the chemical senses. Applicants with interest and experience in clinically relevant research programs are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. and have postdoctoral experience. The successful junior candidate will be expected to develop and fund an independent research program and collaborate with colleagues at the Center. Senior level applicants should have a well-established and funded research program with a potential for growth and collaboration. Further information about the Center is available at: http://www.monell.org
The Monell Center is the world’s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to interdisciplinary basic research on the senses of taste and smell.
At Monell, world-class scientists are unlocking some of the most fundamental mysteries of what makes us human. How do we use our chemical senses to communicate? What are the cellular underpinnings of taste and smell that contribute to... the difference between lifelong health and chronic disease? How do our chemical senses shape human nutrition? Which genes are responsible?
Monell’s long-standing interdisciplinary model was itself a scientific experiment when the Center was founded more than 45 years ago. Today, Monell remains a nexus where outstanding scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on a common objective: understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and how these senses relate to human health. The Center’s integrated research approaches range from basic molecular biology to behavioral neuroscience, from cellular biology to comparative ecology, from analytical chemistry to clinical work with human patients.
Monell scientists are at the forefront of discovery, exploring the senses of taste and smell in order to answer pressing questions about health, behavior, and the environment that we could not even foresee a decade ago.