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.

Being at the Vanguard of Great Science


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.

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. 

Time Away from Work

We offer generous bonding leave, sick leave,  paid holidays, vacation and sabbatical opportunities. 


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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 

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.

Professional Development

We offer dozens of employee education courses on topics such as leadership, communication, public speaking, software tools and project management. 

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Last Modified, November 08, 2019