Postdoctoral Position | Margolskee & Jiang Laboratories

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).

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


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

  • A cover letter describing your experience, interests in research and the position and career goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The contact information of three references

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