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


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


Director of Strategic Partnerships (OPP-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.



  • 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 and reference OPP-001 in the subject line.  Please no phone calls. 

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Diagnostics For All is an equal opportunity employer.