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. 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 in olfaction and/or 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.
The Monell Center is adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Further information about the Center can be found at http://www.monell.org.
Research Staff Openings
All positions require a minimum Bachelors degree in the appropriate field(s) and experience as indicated.
A full-time research technician position is available in the Ozdener lab to assist with studies on development of taste culture. Primary responsibilities include running experiments of immunocytochemistry, RNA sequencing, microscopy, calcium imaging, physiology of taste cell and cell culture. Other responsibilities include typical cell preparation, histological processing, laboratory maintenance activities, taking care of cell culture, ordering and inventory, and lab protocols. The ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently.
Training will be provided for the common techniques used in the lab. Experience with immunocytochemistry and cell culture is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology or a related field is required. To apply for this position, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/33383
Monell is an equal opportunity employer.
We are seeking to hire a full time Human Resources Generalist to perform the day to day functions in Human Resources that would include, but not limited to: recruitment, payroll maintenance, onboarding, separations and employee benefits for an independent scientific research institute. This is an administrative position with primary responsibilities to ensure that the Center remains compliant with the federal, state and local research regulations and policies. The successful candidate will be a hands-on H.R. specialist providing internal customer service to the Center’s employees and administrative officers. This position reports directly to the Human Resources Manager.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Post positions internally and on external website sources;
- Review benefits summaries/timecard procedures and ADP self service new hires;
- Set up new hire with appropriate training/health visits;
- Maintain personnel files, (I-9s, degree information, supervisor checklist);
- Prepare and send out welcome notices for new employees;
- Manage the open enrollment process (update Intranet), answer employee; questions, consult with benefits broker, collect, update employee changes;
- Enroll new hires into benefits systems (IBX, United Concordia, and Guardian);
- Maintain retiree health administration (notifications, check collections);
- Work with 3rd party (Infinisource) for Cobra administration;
- Manage flexible spending and transit program through Benefit Resources;
- Respond to all employment verification requests;
- Handle and process J-1 visas in coordination with the University of Pennsylvania’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
- Manage “postdoc” reappointment process (letters/funding approvals);
- Coordination of annual events (holiday party, service awards);
- Maintain responsibility for ADP HRB modules; serve as point of contact for all self service issues
- Position requires a minimum 2-4 year of experience in an HR role.
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
- High level of competency with system applications and Microsoft office programs
- Proficiency in ADP payroll system, payroll processing, and dealing with benefit plan carriers and brokers
- Detail oriented with high level of integrity and honesty in managing confidential and sensitive matters
- Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
- Experience working in a research environment in higher education, hospital, or an independent non-profit research institute is preferred
Education Required: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in human resources or business administration.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive, commensurate with qualification, and excellent benefit package.
Monell Chemical Senses Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
“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