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.
Research at Monell contributes to a wide range of scientific and practical knowledge. Through the efforts of more than fifty Ph.D.-level scientists and a highly-talented support staff, the Center is making major progress in increasing our understanding of both how the chemical senses function and their impact on our everyday life.
Monell is an equal opportunity employer.
You may apply for positions posted on this site by fax, mail or email. Please be sure to reference the position title in all correspondence.
Fax: Send a cover letter and a resume to 215-898-2084.
Mail: Monell Chemical Senses Center
Attn: Human Resources Administrator
3500 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-3308
Scientific Staff Openings
All positions require a Ph.D. or M.D. in the appropriate field(s) and experience as indicated.
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. The Center is adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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.
Applicants should submit the following materials through https://apply.interfolio.com/37932 by November 11, 2016: a curriculum vitae, three representative publications, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three individuals willing to provide letters of reference.
The current Postdoctoral Fellow position is funded by an institution-wide Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) to the Monell Center. To be eligible for T32 funding, applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent is required. Strong self-motivation, an interest in obtaining new skills, and a desire to work in a multidisciplinary environment are highly valued. A background in chemosensory research is not required.
Applicants should submit the following materials through https://apply.interfolio.com/41400: a curriculum vitae; a cover letter detailing relevant education and experience, statement of research interests and career goals; description of interest in specific Monell labs; and the names and means to contact three references.
Research Staff Openings
All positions require a minimum Bachelors degree in the appropriate field(s) and experience as indicated.
A full-time technician position is available immediately to perform studies in behavioral genetics, working in the laboratory of Dr. Danielle R. Reed. Responsibilities include isolating RNA and DNA, genotyping, measuring RNA abundance, managing a collection of human saliva and tissue samples, preparing human sensory testing materials, organizing staff and supplies for off-site data collection and lab management including ordering and data entry. Bioinformatics and R experience would be helpful. BA/BS in Psychology, Biology, Genetics or related field is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae or resume to http://apply.interfolio.com/41652
Monell is an equal opportunity employer.
Monell Chemical Senses Center seeks a full-time Research Grants & Contracts Specialist to provide administrative coordination and grant administration for Monell’s scientists throughout the application process and award period. This position reports directly to the Treasurer of the Center.
The Research Grants & Contracts Specialist will assist the Administrator, Monell faculty and scientists with grant application preparation for federal, state, industry, and foundation awards; aid in the development of proposal budgets; be responsible for the Center’s System-to-System (S2S) electronic grant preparation and submission to Grants.gov and other electronic application venues; manage user accounts on eRA Commons, Fastlane, and other federal funding programs; conduct quarterly meetings with principal investigators to review status of their grants and personnel; be responsible for review of required compliance approvals prior to submission of research grant proposals; be familiar with IACUC and IRB procedures; maintain grant files.
The Research Grants & Contracts Specialist will assist with processing the termination and close-out of awards; monitor preparation of interim and final reports for grants and contracts; and perform other duties as assigned, including working on special projects. He or she will keep abreast of changes in federal, state, and sponsor requirements and legislation affecting research sponsored programs. He or she will also assist with the payroll process; experience with IT Works or similar system preferred.
Position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience working in a research environment in higher education, hospital, or an independent non-profit research institute.
- Knowledge of scientific research administration principles, policies, and procedures, as well as pertinent federal regulations such as OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, and A-133, particularly the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 (Super Circular)
- Familiar with Grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane grant application process
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to plan and schedule multiple projects
- High level of competency with computers and system applications
- Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
- U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident is required
Education Required: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree preferably in business administration, finance, accounting, sciences, but will consider others with relevant experience.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive, commensurate with qualification and experience in research grant administration. Excellent benefits package.
Application Process: Prepare a Resume/CV and Cover Letter along with salary requirements. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/41720
“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.”
Pamela Dalton, Ph.D. Environmental and Occupational Health Psychologist