Translational Research Program

Open Positions and Recruitment

Assistant/Associate Member, Human Biology and the Translational Research Program in Public Health Sciences

The Translational Research Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) invites applications from laboratory-based scientists working in the area of solid tumor research. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Assistant or Associate Faculty Member, and opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in the FHCRC Divisions of Human Biology, Clinical Research, Basic Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well the University of Washington, depending on mutual interest.

The successful candidate will enter a dynamic research environment with many opportunities to collaborate with scientists across a diverse range of disciplines. We are seeking applicants who share our goals to advance understanding of the biological basis of cancer, and to translate findings through the development and utilization of molecular, genomic, computational and/or other innovative laboratory approaches with direct relevance to the prevention, etiology, detection, pathogenesis, and/or treatment of solid tumors. We will consider PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists interested in a broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to cancer/tumor biology, pathology, cancer genomics, and proteomics.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world-renowned research institution with large and active efforts in basic biological sciences, human biology, clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and cancer prevention research. Its mission is the elimination of cancer as a cause of human suffering and death. A particular strength of our Division of Public Health Sciences is that together its faculty hold more than 300,000 biospecimens from over 50 different studies that have the potential to be leveraged for translational research of clinical and public health importance. The Center offers outstanding shared resources, including genomics, imaging, and proteomics facilities. The FHCRC is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and offers exceptional opportunities for scientific interactions with other investigators in the Seattle area.

Please submit all application materials including curriculum vitae, a statement describing current and future research interests, and three references to this website:

Please direct any questions related to this search to our program administrator, Ms. Kim Lambright ( The applicant review process begins as applications arrive, but any application received by November 15, 2014 will be guaranteed consideration for the position. Applications that arrive after that date may be considered as long as the position remains open.

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.