Hutchinson Center ranks third in nation for best places to work in academia

The Scientist honors the Center in its academia survey, citing satisfaction with work, pay, policies
The Scientist survey
The Scientist survey ranked the Hutchinson Center among the top three best places to work in academia in the U.S. Image courtesy The Scientist

The Hutchinson Center is among the top three best places to work in academia in the U.S., according to a new survey published in the July issue of The Scientist.

The Center scored in the 98th percentile of the survey rankings. The three highest ratings in the Center’s score stemmed from personal satisfaction in work, pay, and management and policies.

The rankings were based on responses from 2,260 scientists from the U.S., Canada, and Europe to a Web-based questionnaire. Respondents were asked to assess their working conditions and experience using 37 criteria in eight different areas, including research resources, benefits, teaching and mentoring, pay, tenure and others. The journal noted that the participants were self-selected, and The Scientist made no attempt to standardize the results or to conduct detailed statistical analyses.

Among the 92 U.S. institutions graded, only the J. David Gladstone Institutes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ranked higher than the Center.

The top 15 U.S. institutions:

  1. The J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA
  2. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  3. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  4. Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA
  5. Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  6. Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, and Glendale, AZ
  7. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK
  8. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
  9. Princeton University, NJ
  10. Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
  11. Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA
  12. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  13. The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
  14. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  15. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

To read more about the survey, visit

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