Full-time, Paid, Research Technician, Neuroimmunology

January 11, 2023

Wed., Nov. 30

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Olah Laboratory

Position Description
The Olah Laboratory at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking highly motivated students interested in translational neuroimmunology research projects with both wet lab as well as computational aspects, and who want to lead and execute their own project. The Olah lab focuses on neuroimmunology of aging and neurodegenerative diseases, including (but not limited to) Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD).

More specifically, they study the role of resident innate immune cells of the central nervous system, called microglia, in these diseases. Using state of the art technologies (e.g. single cell RNA-sequencing) and computational approaches they aim to identify disease associated microglia phenotypes/transcriptional programs that are either protective or pathogenic in different neurodegenerative diseases.

Neuroimmunology is a relatively novel field which is currently expanding rapidly. Professionals with technical and theoretical expertise in neuroimmunology are highly sought after at every academic level as well as in industry. 

This position will lead to authorship on manuscripts, including the potential to be first author on a manuscript. This experience is invaluable for medical school applications and provides applicants with the possibility to showcase research expertise and productivity. Dr. Olah is committed to mentoring young aspiring scientists in the field of neuroimmunology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and executing an individual project

Position Requirements

  • Prior wet lab experience a plus
  • Familiarity with computer programming a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a two-year commitment


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume/CV to [email protected].