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. 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.


Research Associate

Job Description Diagnostics For All (DFA) is seeking a creative and highly motivated person to fill a Research Associate position. Duties will include (i) assay development, (ii) device fabrication and testing, (iii) manufacturing, and (iv) field trials.

We are looking for a candidate with strong technical skills and a passion for solving problems affecting those living in low-resource settings. The candidate must have a BSc or MSc degree in bioengineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field. The ability to work independently with initiative and creativity is necessary.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a small, passionate team developing novel technologies with the potential to positively impact millions of people and rapidly gain hands-on experience with diagnostic test development.

If you are interested in an exciting opportunity to change the way health care is delivered in much of the world, contact our Scientific Director, Maria-Nefeli Tsaloglou, PhD (tsaloglou(at)dfa.org) and reference RAC-001in the subject line. Please include a cover letter and a resume. Deadline for submission for applications: Friday the 23rd of June at 5 pm. Interviews will take place in Salem, MA, in the week starting the 26th of June 2017.

Basic Qualifications • BSc or MSc degree in relevant area (see above) • 1-2 years laboratory experience • Independent work ethic • Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills • Attention to detail and excellent laboratory technique

Preferred Qualifications • Experience with reagent preparation in a GLP setting • Experience with manufacturing under a quality system • Experience with microfluidics or other device engineering • Experience with computer design and imaging software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)



Diagnostics For All (DFA) is fortunate to have a team of dedicated volunteers who assist in areas as diverse as office assistance, laboratory work, legal assistance, and field-work coordination. Our organization greatly appreciates individuals’ interest in supporting our mission. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a resumé to careers@dfa.org and include in the body of the email your interest in volunteering and your availability (hours/week and duration). If your interests and skills are a good fit for DFA’s current needs, we will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities.


Work for DFA

DFA will post open positions as they become available. If you do not find what you are looking for at the moment, be sure to check back in: we update our postings frequently.

Diagnostics For All, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.