Careers

Career Search FAQs

Getting Started

Applying for an open position

Next Steps

Internships and Work Study

Additional Questions

 


Getting Started

How do I search for job openings at Fred Hutch or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance?

Go to our Welcome page, where you can search for job listings by keywords, category, position type and location. All open positions at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are included in the listings.

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I want to apply for an SCCA position, but I am directed to the Fred Hutch website. Why?

As part of SCCA, Fred Hutch supports all Human Resources for SCCA. This means the job listings are combined and we share an application system.

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I'm having trouble viewing the Welcome page. What should I do?

Make sure your browser is set to allow cookies. If it isn't, change your browser options to allow cookies, exit your browser, and then restart it.

If you still can't see the Welcome page, empty your browser cache, exit your browser and then restart it. (Emptying the cache is easy, but the steps will depend on your browser and your computer. You can easily find instructions online.)

The Welcome page works best when viewed in Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

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How will I know when a new job opening has been posted?

You can create a profile and sign up to receive email notifications when new jobs in your area of interest are posted.

Log in, go to your dashboard, and click Manage Your Email Subscriptions. Select your areas of interest, and then click Save.

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How can I stop receiving notifications about new job openings?

Log in, go to your dashboard, and click Manage Your Email Subscriptions. Deselect the items you are no longer interested in, and then click Save. Or, if you want to discontinue all email notifications, select the last check box on the page and then click Save.

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How do I log in if I already have a profile?

On the Welcome page, click the link for returning faculty applicants or the link for other returning candidates.

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I forgot my account password. What should I do?

On the Welcome page, click the Reset Password link. On the Password Reset page, enter the email address for your profile and then click OK.

You will receive an email containing a link for resetting your password.

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Applying for an Position

How do I apply for a job at Fred Hutch or SCCA?

The application process is entirely online. To apply for a job listed on our website, click on the job title you want to apply for. On the page for that position, click Apply for This Job Online.

If you have not yet created a profile, you will see options for doing so. You can populate your profile with information from your social media account (Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn) or enter the information from scratch.

If you have a profile already, log in using the link in the upper-right corner of the page for the position you are interested in.

We do not accept applications or resumes via email or hard copy.

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When uploading a resume, can I cut and paste from a Word document?

No. We require that your resume be uploaded as a complete document. If you do not have a resume to upload, you can apply for a position by populating your profile with information from a social media account (Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn).

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How do I replace a resume I previously uploaded?

Log in, go to your dashboard, and click Update Your Profile. On the Your Profile page, in the Resume section, click the Replace button to get options for uploading a new document.

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Can I apply for a position that I saw on your site but is no longer listed?

No. If the job is no longer listed, that position is closed.

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How can I apply for multiple positions?

Once you have a profile, you can log in and go through the application process for each position using the same profile. Your dashboard will display all of the positions you have applied for.

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Will I be at a disadvantage if I apply for multiple positions at once?

We encourage you to apply to any position you are interested in. Please review the qualifications for each position carefully.

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How do I upload a cover letter, reference letter, or other document?

You can attach any document to your profile.

When creating a profile, you can click one of the Additional Attachment (Optional) buttons on the second page, near the bottom of the Enter Your Information section.

If you already have a profile, log in and go to your dashboard. Click Update Your Profile. On the Your Profile page, scroll down to find attachment options.

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Do I need to provide a cover letter and/or resume for each position I apply for?

Our system accepts only one uploaded resume per candidate. However, you can replace it with an updated one or submit a second resume as an additional attachment. (See the instructions under the previous question.) Our recruiters review all attached documents.

Cover letters are not required for every position. Please read the instructions in the job description to find out whether one is required. You can add a cover letter as an additional attached document.

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How do I update my application?

Log in, go to your dashboard, and click Update Your Profile. On the Your Profile page, you can update your contact information, replace your resume with an updated one, and add or remove attachments. Click the Update Profile button to save your changes.

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Do I need to complete a separate application for each job I apply for?

No. You can use the same profile to apply for multiple jobs. Please note that some positions may call for additional documents.

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How can I prevent Fred Hutch or SCCA emails from going into my spam or junk mail folder?

If you notice that emails from Fred Hutch or SCCA are going into your spam folder, you may need to adjust your spam filter settings.

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Next Steps

How can I be sure my online application was received?

Once you submit an application, you will receive a confirmation email. You can also log in and view your dashboard, which will show all of the positions you have applied for, along with the application status and associated dates and times.

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What happens after I've submitted an application?

We keep positions open until they are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every inquiry about the status of job applications.

If you meet the requirements for the position, your application will be considered along with those of other qualified applicants. If we are interested in interviewing you, an HR representative will contact you using the phone number or email address you provided.

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How does Fred Hutch or SCCA determine whether I am qualified for a position?

The recruiter assigned to the position will review the application materials you submitted to determine whether you meet the requirements for the job. Be sure to read the requirements carefully — the job may require specific experience, education, skills, knowledge, and/or licensing.

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How can I check on the status of my job application?

Log in and go to your dashboard. In the Past Job Submittals section, you will see a list of the jobs you have applied for, the date you applied, and your status. If you are no longer interested in a position, you can click the Withdraw button.

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I accidentally withdrew from a position that I am still interested in. What should I do?

Log in, go to your dashboard, and click View Current Job Opportunities. If the position is still listed, you can reapply.

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When will I be contacted for an interview?

There is no set timeline for setting up interviews. If you are a strong candidate for the position, we will contact you about next steps.

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What is your interview process like?

We invite a select number of applicants to have a phone interview. Finalists will be scheduled for additional, in-person interviews. The interview process will vary depending on the hiring manager and department.

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How long will my application be active?

Your application will be active until the position is filled.

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What benefits do Fred Hutch and SCCA offer?

For information about benefits, click the following links:

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Internships and Work Study

Do you have any internship opportunities?

We have internship programs for high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Please visit our Internship Opportunities page for more information.

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Do you have any work-study opportunities?

We often have work-study opportunities in both administrative and lab positions. Go to our Welcome page, where you can search the job listings using the search term work-study. You must have work-study funding in order to be eligible for these positions.

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Additional Questions

Do you provide help with visas and immigration?

Yes. During the application process, we ask if you need immigration support. We support a variety of visa types.

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Do you provide relocation assistance?

Relocation assistance is available for some positions and within some departments. If you are selected to interview for a position, please discuss this with your recruiter.

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How can I learn the salary range for a position?

Salary ranges for positions are discussed during the candidate's phone interview. We do not provide that information at an earlier point.

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Do you pay travel expenses for in-person interviews?

We typically do not provide reimbursements for candidates who live locally. If you are traveling here from another state or country, please discuss travel expenses with your recruiter.

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Do you hire temporary or contract workers?

Yes. Temporary and contract positions are posted along with other openings on our site. Please go to our Welcome page to search the job listings.

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Where can I find volunteer opportunities?

The Volunteer Your Time page lists opportunities to help with fundraising activities, outreach and more.

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Do you have any fellowship opportunities?

Yes. Fellowship positions are posted along with other openings on our site. Please go to our Welcome page to search for fellowships.

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