At Fred Hutch, we believe quality of life is essential to building a rewarding career. It starts with a supportive and collaborative workplace culture in which all of our employees — from researchers and administrators to electricians and programmers — are important to our mission of advancing breakthroughs and saving lives.

It means going to work at a beautiful 15-acre lakeshore campus with state-of-the-art facilities, light-filled workspaces, tranquil courtyards and mountain views. It includes generous benefits that help you stay healthy and maintain a satisfying work-life balance.  

We care about you and your family

Ben Williams and family
  • Excellent medical and vision plans (Premera Blue Cross and Group Health Alliant Plus) and dental plans (Delta Dental of Washington) to choose from
  • Subsidized health insurance for family members and domestic partners
  • On-site day care through Hutch Kids
  • Employer-paid employee basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability insurance; additional employee and dependent insurance options available
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution of 7 percent of salary, up to the Social Security wage base and 12 percent of salary thereafter (up to IRS compensation limits); additional optional personal contributions available
  • Vacation days* accruing at a rate of 12 days per year in the first year of employment and one additional day per year thereafter, up to a maximum accrual of 22 days per year; scientific staff** receive 22 vacation days per year
  • Twelve paid holidays annually
  • Sick leave* of up to 96 hours during the first calendar year of employment, 144 hours in the second and third years, and 200 hours per year thereafter; scientific staff** are eligible for up to 30 days of paid sick leave per occurrence
  • Flexible schedules available in many positions 
  • Sabbatical opportunities after 10 years of service
  • Employee assistance program
  • In-house immigration team in support of employment-based visas
  • Tobacco-free facilities
  • Merchant discounts on cellphone plans, restaurants, shopping, health clubs, software, entertainment and more
  • Rent discounts, and waived deposits and fees in attractive new apartment complexes nearby

*Vacation accrual and sick hours are prorated for part-time employees.

**Scientific staff includes staff scientists, staff physicians, post-doctoral research fellows, research associates, and senior fellows. Benefits for stipend-paid scientific staff are different; please ask your recruiter for more information.

We want your commute to be easy and convenient

Bikes on Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus
  • On-site daily and monthly parking options available; free parking for motorcycles and scooters
  • Carpool and vanpool subsidies and ride-matching service (through King County Metro)
  • Subsidized unlimited ORCA pass (bus, light rail, streetcar, water taxis, and commuter trains) available to benefits-eligible employees for $15/month, plus a subsidized ferry pass if a ferry ride is part of your regular commute
  • Free emergency taxi ride up to eight times a year (up to 60 miles each trip)
  • Secure bicycle cages, on-campus bicycle repair, and subsidy for bicycle maintenance, gear, and accessories
  • Showers and locker rooms with towels and drying cabinets for clothing and gear
  • Free shuttle to and from medical centers on the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s campuses
  • City bike share station
  • Multiple Metro bus routes (including 70 and 66) and Seattle Streetcar

We want you to enjoy where you spend your day

Bikes on Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus
  • On-campus cafeterias (with daily breakfast and lunch menus) and coffee bars
  • On-site exercise classes
  • Roof deck and balconies with panoramic lake views and seating areas
  • Art displays throughout our buildings
  • Landscaped outdoor seating areas 
  • Environmentally sustainable campus with recycling and composting programs 
  • A vibrant neighborhood filled with great restaurants, cafés, food trucks and shops
  • Kayaking and boating just steps from our campus

We want to support your professional development

professional development

Employee education courses in:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Public speaking
  • Stress management
  • Navigating American culture
  • Software tools
  • Dozens of other topics