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Research Associate


The Translational Neuropsychiatry Through Neuromodulation Laboratory (PI: Dr. Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD) studies the neurobiology of drug addiction and the effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on brain circuits in rodents. The lab is in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. The Research Associate will help place orders, organize the lab, manage the lab, and perform experiments (these may involve animal behavior, caring for animal colonies, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology, or brain stimulation).


  • Contact and schedule potential participants from a designated pool of individuals who have agreed to be contacted for research studies.

  • Conduct subject searches to locate subjects who are unable to be contacted.

  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants.

  • Conduct on-line and/or library searches as needed by the PI as necessary.

  • Perform phone interviews for research project protocol(s) as needed.

  • Maintain and update subject information database.

  • Conduct interviews with research participants under supervision as needed.


  • Bachelors Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field or current enrollment in a related Bachelor's Degree program with direct experience in a research environment required.

  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.

  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred.

  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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