Post-Doctoral Fellow - Environmental Allergens
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 lab 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 seeking a creative and highly motivated researcher to fill a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in a new program focused on immunoassay development. The goal of this project is to identify environmental allergens and the associated human IgE response in a rapid, point-of-care format. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a team of research scientists to quickly reach proof-of-concept stage for several paper-based assays for allergy detection.
We are searching 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 Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field. Candidates with prior allergy research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to work independently with initiative and creativity is necessary.
Please note that this is a temporary position with funding not anticipated past June/July 2015.
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 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 us at email@example.com and reference PDF-002 in the subject line. Please no phone calls.
- Ph.D. degree in relevant area (see above)
- Prior experience managing undergraduate students in a laboratory setting
- Independent work ethic
- Strong analytical skills
- Attention to detail and excellent laboratory technique
- Experience with biological samples
- Competency in cell culture
- Experience with microfluidics or other device engineering
- Experience with computer design and imaging software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)