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 our employees, from researchers and lab technicians to nurses and medical assistants 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 — or staying at home to log in with your slippers on. Fred Hutch offers generous benefits that help our employees stay healthy and maintain a satisfying work-life balance. 

Our Environment and Culture

Benefits and Professional Development

Fred Hutch offers generous benefits that help our employees stay healthy and maintain a satisfying work-life balance. We offer excellent medical, dental and vision plans, with subsidized coverage for employees and family members including domestic partners. Our benefits include:

  • Employee Health Clinic
  • Retirement - 403(b) defined contribution plan with a 7% employer contribution after 1 year
  • Subsidized and tax-advantaged transportation options
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage
  • Hutch Kids Child Care Center
  • Employee Assistance Program


When you join Fred Hutch, you join a world-class team.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Fred Hutch/University of Washington Medical Center among the top Best Hospitals in the Nation for Adult Cancer Treatment.
Fred Hutch has been a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center since 1976. Global leadership in blood and marrow transplant, HIV/AIDS, immunotherapy and COVID-19 helped Fred Hutch earn recognition as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and has network affiliations with hospitals in five states.

In our clinical setting, nurses, clinicians, researchers and technicians in one area of expertise work directly with teams from other disciplines including patient care coordinators, nutritionists, and physical therapists to provide our patients with the best care possible. We are also proud to be one of the few designated Centers of Excellence by the NIH.

Fred Hutch scientists work in world-class research facilities designed to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration. Outside our Seattle headquarters, our state-of-the-art research facilities in Kampala, Uganda, and Cape Town, South Africa, allow us to translate more than four decades of scientific exploration into new prevention and treatment strategies that have global impact.

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. 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. Learn more about our mission and values and the leadership of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Core

Cultivating Communities

Communities are cultivated and sustained by the ongoing commitments of everyone at Fred Hutch through learning, dialogue and meaningful engagement. Being in community requires all of us to make the decision to opt in, especially in the challenging moments, in order to break down silos and build intentional collaboration and partnerships to achieve the mission of Fred Hutch.  

Employee Resource Groups and Affiliated Programs

Fred Hutch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) 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. Fred Hutch ERGs have been catalysts for DEI efforts and progress beginning with the Diversity Council, which now operates as the Community of Employees for Racial Equity ERG and has been contributing to this work for some 20 years! 

 Community of Employees for Racial Equity (CERE)

The Community of Employees for Racial Equity, or CERE, is an ERG committed to serving the Fred Hutch community by giving a voice to racial and ethnic minorities, promoting employee engagement across the center.

Fred Hutch Rainbow Employees for Equity (FHREE)

The Fred Hutch Rainbow Employees for Equity, or FHREE, ERG supports the mission of Fred Hutch by cultivating a safe and inclusive environment for all LGBTQ+ employees and promoting awareness and community engagement among all staff.

Hutch United (HU)

Hutch United, or HU, is an affiliated group of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Core and the Office of Education & Training. It is a grassroots organization founded in 2013 by Fred Hutch grad students and postdoctoral researchers — a community built by scientists, for scientists. HU’s mission is to foster a supportive and welcoming community that promotes the success and well-being of marginalized, historically excluded and underrepresented scientists at Fred Hutch. It strives to nurture a sense of belonging and to support these employees’ achievement of self-defined career goals.

English Language Resource Program

The English Language Resource Program is an affiliated program offered by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Core. This program is intended to support native speakers of languages other than English who are new to the U.S. and would benefit from support to navigate a multicultural workplace.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)

The Black, Indigenous and People of Color, or BIPOC, Caucus is a community initiative, offered by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Core, centering the voices and experiences of people of color at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center as members of the global majority. The caucus prioritizes joy and wellness as a part of the ongoing work within and outside of Fred Hutch and to thrive within systems of oppression and domination.

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 are important to our employees. We offer a competitive retirement plan, disability benefits, life and AD&D coverage, flexible spending accounts and back-up care for children and adults/elders care. We offer generous parental 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 leaders across all disciplines. We offer a variety of educational and professional enhancement courses such as leadership, communication, public speaking, software tools and project management. We also offer a tuition reimbursement program for employees seeking further education or professional development. 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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