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Diagnostics For All (DFA) is an exciting non-profit organization focused on improving global health by creating and commercializing very low cost, easy-to-use, point-of-care medical diagnostic devices for underserved populations in the developing world.  Conveniently located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are creating a new generation of diagnostic devices using elegantly simple paper-microfluidics technology, originally developed in the labs of Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University. DFA has received several grants to develop this technology from varied sources including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and DARPA.  Please learn more at www.dfa.org.

 

DFA is hiring for the following positions.  For a full description, please follow the links below:

 

Director of Strategic Partnerships (OPP-001)

Senior Scientist, Agriculture/Livestock (SS-001)

Assistant to the CFO (CA-001)

 

 

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Position Summary:

Diagnostics For All (DFA) is seeking an individual to join our team as Director of Partnerships. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in Global Health needs identification, working with partner organizations in field-settings, and relationship management. A successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with clear communication skills, an independent work ethic, and a drive towards optimal efficiency.  We are searching for a candidate who, working with the science team, will proactively identify novel opportunities for the utilization of DFA’s technology to address current limitations in Global Health and Global Development.  This is a great opportunity for a candidate who enjoys intellectual challenge and the opportunity to directly impact the direction of an organization.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with science team to identify new opportunities for leveraging technology platform to achieve global health and development improvements. This involves global health and development needs identification, idea generation, funding opportunity identification, and proposal writing. Candidate will be supported by the science and finance teams, but needs to lead all aspects of the process.
  • Manage relationships with funders including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (global health and global development), USAID, NIH, and others.
  • Capable of making “the case for support” of DFA to foundations, family offices, governments, and individuals, which means preparing and presenting materials, building relationships, and being relevant and applicable to the audience
  • Support current technology development projects in user needs feedback generation, stakeholder interactions, international field testing logistics, and use case analysis.
  • With the CFO and CEO support some of the internal management issues at DFA.
  • Strategic planning with CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors
  • Reports to CEO

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in global health or global development related work
  • Masters of Public Health or relevant science/engineering advanced degree preferred
  • Significant non-profit experience
  • Experience managing staff
  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical, flexible and optimistic
  • Demonstrated passion for improving global health and development through novel approaches

 

This is a full-time position, or potentially part-time position for the right candidate.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a small, passionate team developing a novel technology with the potential to positively impact millions of people in the poorest areas around the world.

 

If you are interested in an exciting opportunity to change the way health care is delivered in much of the world, contact us at careers@dfa.org and reference OPP-001 in the subject line.  Please no phone calls. 

 

Senior Scientist, Agriculture/Livestock

Position Summary:

DFA is seeking a creative and highly motivated full-time, exempt, Senior Scientist to join our Agriculture/Livestock team. We are currently developing a diagnostic to improve the income of smallholder dairy farmers in East Africa. The science team will analyze the performance of our bovine estrus test in-house and thereafter complete field studies with our African partners. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a research associate to quickly complete verification studies in the lab and then field testing.

 

We are searching for a candidate with strong technical skills and a passion for solving problems affecting those living in low-resource settings. The successful candidate must have strong past experience in lateral flow assays and immunoassays to hit the ground running. The candidate must have a degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, biology, immunology, biochemistry or materials with 2+ years of experience in diagnostics. Bonus for experience with agriculture/Livestock or international development. The ability to work independently with initiative and creativity is necessary.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Verification and validation studies on new device
  • Manufacturing optimization of new device
  • Perform field studies with African partners
  • Reports to Program Manager

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • M.S. or PhD in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, biology, immunology, biochemistry, materials, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in diagnostics, with focus on lateral flow assays and immunoassays
  • Experience organizing large studies and working with multiple vendors/collaborators simultaneously
  • Experience managing and mentoring younger staff
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • A passion for working on projects directly focused on improving the lives of those living in resource-limited settings
  • Although not required, prior experience working with large animals in an agricultural setting is a plus

This is a full-time position.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a small, passionate team developing a novel technology with the potential to positively impact millions of people in the poorest areas around the world.

 

Diagnostics For All, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to careers@dfa.org and reference SS-001 in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

 

Assistant to the CFO

Position Summary:

DFA is seeking a highly motivated full-time, exempt, Assistant to the CFO. Assistant will have the opportunity to work closely with members of the executive team on various financial and administrative projects. Responsible for overseeing and providing daily finance and office activities to ensure smooth operations in performing related finance tasks, administrative duties, human resource administration, and basic communication plans by performing the following, and not limited to, duties:

 

Responsibilities:


Finance (25%)

Assists the small, fast-moving Finance Department that is moving increasingly toward cloud systems for AP, AR, HR, and payroll. Tasks include:

 

  • Assist the CFO, QMS Manager and QMS Assistant in the implementation of an upgraded purchase order system.
  • Assist with the preparation of semi-monthly timesheet reviews and payroll processing
  • Assist with uploading and reviewing credit card transactions.
  • Coordinate monthly ordering of office supplies
  • Assist with ad hoc projects, including supporting audit activities and any other financial tasks.

Human Resources (25%)
Performs aspects of human resources such as benefit administration, onboarding and staff departure procedures, and maintenance of related confidential files. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with applicable Project Manager, CEO, and CFO on on-boarding new hires and coordinates staff departures
  • Prepare new hire orientation package
  • Review benefits and new hire paperwork with the new hire
  • Train new hires to use the online timesheet system
  • Coordinate set-up of IT package for new personnel
  • Maintain and update the benefit matrix
  • Schedule and coordinate annual trainings such as Safety training
  • Maintain physical and electronic personnel files
  • Maintain up-to-date Labor Posters
  • Research policy/benefit updates/changes/options with the benefits coordinator and CFO to find the best, most cost-effective policy/benefit for the organization
  • Coordinate and manage the open enrollment process
  • Administer COBRA, as necessary
  • Assist with the maintenance of employee guidelines
  • Special human resource projects as they exist from time to time
  • Maintain an on-going “Office Appreciation” calendar of events throughout the year, both planned and organized and sporadic and spontaneous. Coordinate gifts for one year anniversaries, special employee appreciation milestones, birthdays, etc.

Office Administration (50%)
Coordinates and monitors front office to ensure daily functions are performed efficiently and accurately. Makes recommendations on improving office systems. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with travel arrangements of staff
  • Maintain website, LinkedIn, Facebook
  • Screen phone calls, taking messages
  • Maintain clean shared spaces/equipment such as microwave, fridges.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with building management, report any problems as necessary
  • Receive and distribute mail and deliveries as necessary
  • Maintain CDA/NDA records
  • Coordinate food and other logistics for meetings as required
  • Process all internal shipping requests; be knowledgeable of custom requirements and timetable for international shipments

 

General Skills:

  • Detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Hands-on and flexible with the ability to work in a growth, dynamic startup environment
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience with Google Apps and Microsoft Office
  • Strong writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Math Aptitude

 

Education/Experience:
BS/BA Degree or Equivalent experience

 

How to Apply
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a small, passionate team developing a novel technology with the potential to positively impact millions of people in the poorest areas around the world.
Diagnostics For All, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.
Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to careers@dfa.org and reference CA-001 in the subject line.
No telephone inquiries, please.

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Diagnostics For All is an equal opportunity employer.