A Postdoctoral position is available in the Reisert Laboratory at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia to study signal transduction and membrane organization in olfactory receptor neurons. Work in the Reisert laboratory investigates the identity and contribution of signal transduction components to the odorant-induced response using electrophysiological or imaging techniques and behavioral approaches (see J. Neurosci. 2016, 36: 2995-3006, Neuron 2005, 58: 374-386, J. Gen. Physiol. 2016, 148: 293-311).
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow interested in investigating the signal transduction mechanisms driving the sensory perception of odors. A background in electrophysiology, ion channel physiology, membrane or protein biology are beneficial, but not required.
The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of taste, smell and chemical irritation in Philadelphia, USA. Research at Monell contributes to a wide range of scientific and practical knowledge. With 50 Ph.D.-level scientists, the Center is making major progress toward understanding how the chemical senses function and their importance in everyday life.
The position is available Fall 2018.
Monell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.
Requirements include a MD or a Ph.D. in physiology, neuroscience or related area.
Internal Number: Reisert Lab
About Monell Chemical Senses Center
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 se...nses 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.