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Benefits & Culture

At Fred Hutch, we believe that quality of life is essential to building a rewarding career — and achieving our shared mission of advancing breakthroughs and saving lives. It starts with a supportive and collaborative workplace culture for all of our employees, from researchers and lab technicians to IT specialists and electricians. It means going to work at a beautiful 15-acre lakeshore campus with state-of-the-art facilities, light-filled workspaces, tranquil courtyards and mountain views. Fred Hutch offers generous benefits that help our employees stay healthy and maintain a satisfying work-life balance.

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core Fred Hutch values that are integral to our work. We believe that every employee is responsible for co-creating an inclusive culture and climate that respects and engages individuals from every background and the communities they represent. Through the leadership of our Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, our efforts are guided toward equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in our research, culture, workforce, and workplace.

Employee Resource Groups

Fred Hutch has three Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that serve as a resource for employees by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. ERGs are traditionally centered on specific issues and/or communities, usually the voice of communities that are less represented or empowered within the organization, or in the greater community.  Hutch ERG’s have been catalysts for DEI efforts and progress, with Diversity Council contributing to this work for some twenty years!


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Fred Hutch's Diversity Council is focused on giving a voice to racial and ethnic minorities, promoting employee engagement through diversity and inclusion educational initiatives, and celebrating successes through inclusive representation in our internal and external communications.

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FHREE provides a space for LGBTQIA+ Fred Hutch employees for focused discussions and events that frequently intersect with race and other disparities equity work.

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Hutch United was created in 2013 by scientists, for scientists. It hosts events and seminars, provides community, serves as a hub for mentorship, offer scholarships, and provides educational outreach opportunities. Anyone who wants to promote the success of underrepresented minorities in science is invited to join.

A Commitment to Employee Well-Being

We care about your health. We offer excellent medical, dental and vision plans, with subsidized coverage for employees and family members including domestic partners, an onsite employee health clinic, wellness program, onsite exercise, stress-management classes and health club discounts.

Benefits and Time Away

Financial well-being and security is important to our employees. We offer a competitive retirement plan, disability benefits, life and AD&D coverage, flexible spending accounts and back-up child and adult/elder care.  We offer generous bonding leave, sick leave,  paid holidays, vacation and sabbatical opportunities. Learn more about our benefits.

Professional Development

Fred Hutch has a longstanding commitment to training the next generation of scientific leaders as well as developing non-scientific employees. We offer dozens of employee education courses on topics such as leadership, communication, public speaking, software tools and project management. Learn more about our programs

Campus Amenities

Our environmentally sustainable campus includes cafeterias and coffee bars, balconies with panoramic lake views, landscaped outdoor seating areas and a celebrated art collection. Just steps from campus, you’ll find great restaurants, cafés, food trucks and retail shops, as well as kayaking and boating. View our campus map

Getting Here

Our employees commute to the Fred Hutch campus from throughout the region, and we want them to have the broadest array of safe, convenient and affordable transportation options. We are served by multiple Metro bus routes and the Seattle Streetcar, and we have monthly and daily onsite parking options. We also offer:

  • Free parking for motorcycles and scooters
  • Carpool and vanpool subsidies and ride-matching service
  • Secure bike cages, shower facilities and on-campus bike repair
  • Free shuttle to and from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Subsidized ORCA pass (bus, light rail, streetcar, water taxis and commuter trains) and ferry pass
  • Free emergency taxi rides 
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Last Modified, September 21, 2021