How to Apply

Please Include the Following Materials with Your Application 

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Post-doc’s diversity statement: a brief report detailing your personal background and current or future contributions to working with and supporting diverse people and communities (1 page max)
    Thesis abstract — one page
  • Research Proposal — 700-1,000 words (not including references and citations). This should describe your commitment to pursuing an academic career and include a discussion of who you will work with at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Please note: You must have obtained the sponsorship of an Associate or Full faculty member who is willing to serve as your primary mentor at Fred Hutch.*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample — sample publication or unpublished paper, please limit to 35 pages (not including references and citations)
  • Contact information for two references. One letter should be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor or faculty mentor
    The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and will be subject to a criminal background check.

*To all potential PPFP applicants regarding faculty sponsorship:

We encourage you to apply even if you aren’t sure where your research best aligns within our institution (please see disciplines and sub disciplinesv on landing page), or who might be an ideal PI to work with. We may be able to help match you. This is not a guarantee of a position, but we will do our best to work with eligible candidates. Please complete all application components to the best of your ability. If you have not yet identified a faculty member to sponsor you, we will do our best to assist you in this regard.

Critical Dates

Friday, September 1st   On-line Application Opens

Wednesday, November 1st — On-line Application Closes

Friday, December 1st — Letters of support due from:

  • Two references, of which one should be from thesis / dissertation advisor;
  • Fred Hutch faculty mentor
  • Up to one additional Fred Hutch faculty mentor (optional)  On-line Application Opens

As a result of this partnership, applications for Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship Program through Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, must now be submitted via the online application. Please review the eligibility requirements for our program prior to submitting your application.

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Inquiries should be directed to the PPFP program.