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Research Associate | The Neuroproteomics Laboratory


The Neuroproteomics Laboratory is seeking a Research Associate to assist in cutting-edge investigations of the human brain directed towards understanding the alterations in brain circuitry that occur in schizophrenia and autism. Our group at the Department of Psychiatry utilizes innovative mass spectrometry-based proteomics approaches to investigate synaptic protein networks in psychiatric diseases. The laboratory is looking for a research associate who will assist with research activities utilizing human brain tissue and model systems. As a member of our research group, the successful candidate will receive training in mass spectrometry and molecular biology techniques, and will be part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary research department that provides multiple opportunities for professional development and growth. The Research Associate will be assisting in postmortem human tissue sample preparation to support ongoing research projects studying the molecular mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and autisms.

This position is grant funded.


  • Dissect, process, store, and organize brain tissue  
  • Perform protein extraction and preparation of samples for liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry 
  • General laboratory maintenance including cleaning glassware, disposing of chemical and biologic waste, maintaining stocks and inventories of reagents and solutions, maintaining mouse colonies 
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook.  
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • 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 with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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