The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program awards approximately 2-3 postdoctoral fellowships annually for research conducted under faculty sponsorship. The annual award provides a salary in accordance with Washington State Exempt Minimum Salary depending on the field and level of experience. All postdocs receive health dental and life insurance benefits, vacation, sick leave and parental leave and access to a transportation subsidy and an Employee Assistance Program. Dependent upon income and funding source, you may also be eligible to receive a childcare subsidy, retirement benefits and access to a Flexible Spending Account Program. (Please note: It is expected that departments and faculty mentors will make appropriate arrangements for space and other necessary resources.).
All postdocs also have access to the professional development offered by the Office of Scientific Career Development and other programs. This includes NIH F and K Award mock study sections and the Ivory Tower Quest program to develop a faculty application and prepare for faculty interviews and negotiations. In addition, postdocs have access to individualized mentoring and career counseling toward their career goals. The Fred Hutch is a founding member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, which is dedicated to the transparency of graduate student and postdoc outcomes.
Each award is for a 12-month period. A renewal of the fellowship for an additional term may be granted upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events. All renewal terms will terminate twelve months after the renewal date. If an awardee has received an offer for a tenure track faculty position at the time of selection or has other postdoctoral fellowship awards, the fellowship may be awarded for one year, without renewal.
President's Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to: