Students also can participate in dual degree graduate programs, including the UW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) leading to an MD/PhD degree, as well as a unique program leading to a PhD in MCB and an MS in Epidemiology. There are currently over one hundred PhD students training in laboratories and research programs at Fred Hutch with access to 10 training grants led by Fred Hutch faculty to help support graduate student training.
Fred Hutch offers a wide range of training opportunities for post-baccalaureate and graduate students, including a University of Washington (UW)/Fred Hutch jointly administered PhD program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (MCB). Many Fred Hutch faculty members also serve as training faculty for UW Departmental programs in Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D), Genome Sciences, Microbiology, Global Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to name a few.
Students also can participate in dual degree graduate programs, including the UW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) leading to an MD/PhD degree, as well as a unique program leading to a PhD in MCB and an MS in Epidemiology.
The Fred Hutch has a rich history of postdoctoral training, having launched the careers of individuals who are now faculty members at top research and teaching institutions throughout the world. Former Hutch trainees are also leading research and public health efforts in industry, government and beyond and we support training a workforce to meet the diverse opportunities in science. Our environment fosters collaborations and interdisciplinary research.
For postdoctoral training, individuals should apply directly to the faculty member who leads the research program of interest or look on our recruiting page for open positions.
We joined with nine major research universities as founding members of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, which provides data on outcomes of scientific training to help those who are considering a career in the biomedical sciences. Data collected at each institution includes the median time it takes to complete a Ph.D., the median time spent in postdoctoral training, the demographics of students and postdoctoral fellows, and career outcomes.
All Hutch-based trainees (postdoctoral researchers, clinical fellows, and graduate students) must complete research ethics training requirements during their tenure at the center.