Date Posted: Aug 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- Monell Chemical Senses Center
- Location: Philadelphia, PA
- Job Number: 7059223 (Ref #: MargolskeeJiang)
- Posting Date: Aug 12, 2019
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
The Monell Chemical Senses Center, founded in 1968, is the world’s first nonprofit scientific institute devoted exclusively to basic research on the chemical senses: taste, smell, and chemosensory irritation. Research at Monell contributes to a wide range of scientific and practical knowledge. With more than fifty Ph.D.-level scientists, the Center is making major progress toward understanding how the chemical senses function and their importance in everyday life. The Center is located in the University City area of Philadelphia. For more information on Monell, please visit our website at www.monell.org.
A postdoctoral position is currently available to study gene expression in single taste cells in the Margolskee and Jiang laboratories of the Monell Center. Pioneering work in these laboratories has identified and characterized taste signaling molecules (see PLoS Genet 14: e1007058; PNAS 115:5552; Sci Rep 7: 7595; Sci Rep 7: 4004).
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, physiology or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in molecular biology, single-cell transcriptomics and bioinformatics. A background in chemosensory research is not required.
Interested applicants should submit the following documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/66443
• A cover letter describing your experience, interests in research and the position and career goals
• Curriculum vitae
• The contact information of three references
Monell Chemical Senses Center is an equal opportunity employer, and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.