Career Opportunities

Career Search FAQs

Getting Started

Application Process

Next Steps

Career Interests


Getting Started

How do I search for job openings?

Click here to access our careers page for open positions at both Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. If a position is listed here, it is open and accepting applications.

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I want to apply for an SCCA position; why am I being directed to Fred Hutch's web site?

Fred Hutch Human Resources administers recruiting and online job application services for our partner organization, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. For both organizations, you can find all open positions HERE.

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What do I do if I'm having trouble viewing the job opportunities/careers page?

Make sure your browser is set to allow cookies. If it is not:

  1. Enable this option
  2. Exit your browser
  3. Restart your browser

If you still cannot see the job openings/careers page:

  1. Empty your browser cache (note: emptying your cache is easy but differs depending on your browser or computer.  Search online for easy instructions on how to empty your browser cache)
  2. Exit your browser
  3. Restart your browser

If you are still having trouble, contact us at hris@fhcrc.org or (206) 667-1776.

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How will I know when new job openings have been posted?

Visit the job openings / careers page frequently to check for new job openings, or follow us on Twitter for featured positions with Fred Hutch or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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What do I do if I don’t see a particular position I’m interested in?

We post our positions on a continual basis and we encourage you to visit our Career Opportunities center (http://www.fhcrc.org/careers) for updated job postings and to apply to the positions that are of interest to you. 

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Application Process

How do I apply for a job?

We encourage all applicants to apply online.  Instructions for external applicants are included in the 'How to Apply' document that can be viewed by clicking HERE. If you do not have access to the internet, you may apply to positions of interest by mail or fax, but you must include the Job ID of the position to be considered.  

Mail:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Human Resources, J1-105
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Fax:
206-667-4051

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Can I apply for a job I saw yesterday but isn't on the job openings page today?

Applications are accepted only for current open jobs. If you saw a job yesterday that is not there today, it is no longer open for applications.

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Will I be disadvantaged if I apply for multiple positions at the same time?

You are encouraged to apply as often as you wish, but please consider your skills and experience and apply to the positions for which you think you are most qualified.

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What if I forgot the User Name and/or Password to my account?

Click on the Login Help link, enter your User Name or email address as prompted. Your User Name and/or a new system-generated password will be emailed to the primary email address recorded in your account. Once successfully logged in, you can change your password from the "My Profile" page of your account.

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What if I do not receive the email with User Name and/or Password reset instructions?

Ensure that you have provided a valid email address and have followed the login help instructions. If you continue to encounter issues, create a new applicant profile.

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How do I attach a cover letter, letter of reference or other documents?

Unless otherwise specified in the job posting, both the cover letter and resume/CV should be copied and pasted into the space provided.  

Additional documents may be uploaded as attachments to your profile; however, all documents that you want to be considered must be pasted into the space provided for the particular job.  

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

Yes, your latest cover letter and/or resume should be copied and pasted into the space provided for each position for which you apply. 

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

You may cut and paste your resume and cover letter from a Word document into the text box when prompted by the online application process.

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How do I delete or modify a resume I've provided previously?

Past resumes cannot be updated or deleted.  

To ensure your most current resume is considered, copy and paste the latest version to the current job for which you are applying.

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How do I update my application?

You are unable to update your application for positions where you’ve already applied. To update an application that has not yet been submitted, log-in using your User Name and Password. Once logged in, click on the respective job application you wish to update under "Applications in Progress." You will get an error message if you’ve already submitted your application for the job you are applying for or if it is no longer available. 

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

Yes, you will need to apply to each position separately. You may use a previously uploaded resume to apply, but if you’d like to submit a specific cover letter for a position, then you will need to copy and paste the text of the most recent cover letter and your resume for each position. 

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Next Steps

How can I be sure my online application was received?

Your computer will display a system-generated confirmation message upon successful submission of your online application.  

If you provided a valid email address, you will also receive a confirmation email.

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What happens to my resume once I submit it online?

Once you submit your resume on our Career Opportunities site, it enters our system that recruiters use to identify candidates for a specified job opening. Your resume for a specific job is on file until the position closes.  

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What happens after I've submitted an application?

Positions are open until filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about job status. If you meet the position requirements, your application will be considered along with the other qualified applicants. If we need more information or you are selected for an interview, a Human Resources representative will contact you via the phone number or email you provided.

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How does Human Resources determine if I qualify for a position?

The recruiter assigned to the position will review the application materials submitted to determine if you meet the requirements for the job. Read the requirements carefully – the job may require specific experience, education, skill, license, or knowledge. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to personally contact every applicant or respond to individual inquiries about job status.

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When will I be contacted for an interview?

If your qualifications are a strong match for the position, you will be contacted for an interview. If you are not contacted for an interview, we encourage you to continue to look at other opportunities on our Career Opportunities site, http://www.fhcrc.org/careers, and to apply to the positions that are of interest to you.

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How long is my application active?

Your application is active until the position is closed or is no longer accepting applications.

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How long will my application be kept on file?

Your application will be kept on file until the position is closed or is no longer accepting applications.

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What benefits does the Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offer?

Refer to our Benefits, Facilities, and Support Services Overview site for more information: http://www.fhcrc.org/en/careers/benefits.html.

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Career Interests

Do you have any internship opportunities?

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 laboratory positions. These positions are always posted on our careers webpage when they are available. You must have been awarded work study funding in order to be eligible for these positions.

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Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are Equal Employment Opportunity organizations. The Hutch and the Alliance do not discriminate against any individual in matters of employment, including application for or admission in employment, treatment or participation in Hutch/Alliance programs and benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, political ideology, or other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws. This non-discrimination policy applies to all scientific and staff levels within each organization.