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 Kaiser Permanente) and dental plans (Delta Dental of Washington) to choose from
  • Subsidized health insurance for family members and domestic partners
  • On-site employee health clinic offering services free for employees enrolled in a Kaiser or Premera Blue Cross plan
  • On-site day care through Hutch Kids, based on availability (learn more at
  • 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

*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 (70 runs on Eastlake and Fairview Avenues) 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