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Research Principal Sr | Freyberg Lab


This position is in the laboratory of Zachary Freyberg, MD, which is part of the Translational Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. The lab’s team conducts research to increase our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of vesicular dopamine release in psychiatric disorders, including antipsychotic drug-induced metabolic side effects. The Research Principal Sr will be responsible for managing the laboratory division within laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, and guidelines and according to applicable authority levels, laws and regulations.

This position is grant funded.


  • Conduct molecular, histological & pharmacological experiments.
  • Maintain mouse colonies. Perform mouse brain and pancreatic dissection, genotyping and crossing, pancreatic islet and primary neuron preparations and cell culture.
  • Oversee lab organization, assist with recruitment and staff supervision, and help to plan, coordinate and supervise research projects and lab experiments/procedures.
  • Collect and analyze data and prepare results for publication.


  • Masters degree required preferably in Psychology, neuroscience, Counseling, Sociology, or related research field with a minimum of three years of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.


  • PHD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Counseling, Sociology, or related research field with a minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Neuroanatomy and Pancreatic anatomy knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology required.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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