Mar 15, 2023

Christensen Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellow Position

  • Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
Postdoc Animal Behavior Applied Psychology Behavioral Behavioral Neuroscience Biological Biopsychology Neuroscience Postdoctoral

Job Description

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit, basic research institute dedicated to the study of taste, smell, chemesthesis, and appetite. Founded in 1968, the Center is located near the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Research focuses on understanding how the chemical senses function and their importance in everyday life.

Dr. Carol M. Christensen, Alumnus Member and Consultant to the Director at Monell, has endowed a full-time postdoctoral position in human chemosensory science (human
neuroscience, learning, emotion, decision-making, as well as other human-based research in taste and smell). 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. 


Applicants, whether internal or external, will self-nominate and will submit their application to the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (PDAC) via the email. 

The application includes:

i) a cover letter explaining their experience, research interests and career goals;

ii) a curriculum vitae;

iii) the names and contact information of three references.

Deadline: April 13, 2023

We highly encourage applications of underrepresented minority candidates, and candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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