Post-Doctoral Fellow - Food Pathogens
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 and biochemical assay development. The goal of this project is to identify enteric and food pathogens based on immunologic and biochemical signatures. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a team of research associates to quickly reach proof-of-concept for several paper-based assays for pathogen 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, biochemistry, molecular biology, food science, or a related field. Candidates with bacterial and other cell culture techniques 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and reference PDF-001 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 bacterial cell culture
- Experience with microfluidics or other device engineering
- Experience with computer design and imaging software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)