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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.