The Monell Chemical Senses Center is looking for your help !
Although perfumers and flavorists are adept at mixing ingredients to produce a desired perceptual effect, the rules underlying this process are poorly understood at a quantitative level. Dr. Joel Mainland is seeking a collaborator with knowledge of complex mixtures to aid in his pursuit of a more quantitative understanding of odor mixtures.
Benefits to the collaborator would include scientific knowledge, insight into the receptor basis of olfactory perception, and possible publications, but there would be no remuneration for this work. The collaboration would take the form of a couple hours of consultation per month in person or by phone.
We are looking for a collaborator with the following characteristics:
* Highly motivated to assist in basic research
* 10 to 15 years direct experience as a Flavor Chemist
* Comprehensive knowledge of flavor and fragrance raw materials
* Excellent organoleptic skills and knowledge of sensory language
Please direct to response to:
Joel D. Mainland, PhD
Monell Chemical Senses Center
3500 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-3308
Tel: 267-519 4660
What are we?
The Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC) is a not for profit organization devoted to the advancement of the field of flavor technology and related sciences by:
- encouraging the exchange of ideas and personal contacts and
- by sponsoring and conducting meetings, lectures and symposia.
Who are we?
Society members are primarily chemists and food scientists, but there are also members from other backgrounds as well. Flavor chemists (also known as flavorists), develop flavors for a wide variety of food and pharmaceutical products, using creative and artistic talents along with various analytical tools including gas and liquid chromatography. To become a certified member of the society, the candidate must complete an approved seven year apprenticeship period as stipulated by our by-laws and then pass a review by the membership. Apprentice members must complete an approved five year apprenticeship period with a review. The majority of our members are primarily focused on the east coast (New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia) with the remainder in the midwest (Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati) and California.