Postdoctoral Fellows Programs

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. Fellows are supported by several institutional programs that were established in part by trainees to enhance the training opportunities at the Center, including the Student Postdoc Advisory Committee and Office of Scientific Career Development, providing resources and training programs for those interested in a variety of careers, such as tenure-track and instustry. Expert career counseling/coaching is also available. 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. There are 7 training grants led by faculty at the Fred Hutch to help support postdoctoral training (see below). Stipends for postdoctoral fellows at the Hutch should be at or above the NIH pay scale. The Hutch is committed to providing similar health care packages to each postdoctoral fellow regardless of how you are funded.

Biomedical Research Integrity Program

All Hutch-based trainees (postdoctoral researchers, clinical fellows, and graduate students) must complete research ethics training during their tenure at the center.

Training & Funding Opportunities

Chromosome Metabolism and Cancer Training Program (T32)

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This program supports research training and research projects in the area of chromosome activities and their links to cancer. Trainees design and execute a research project, participate in training program research, take courses in bioinformatics and neoplasia, and present at the annual training program colloquium. Through this program, trainees develop and strengthen scientific core competencies.

Administrator: Anissa Barker
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Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Research (T32)

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The aim of this program is to train young scientists to design and conduct research on significant problems in cancer by combining information and approaches from different scientific disciplines, including basic cellular and molecular biology, epidemiology, clinical trials and studies, and behavioral-social sciences.

Administrator: Anissa Barker
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Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host (T32)

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This program supports the next generation of physicians and scientists, currently MD or PhD, with expertise in infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host.  Trainees are provided with a scientifically rigorous and culturally inclusive training environment to foster creative, innovative and collaborative research on infectious diseases in non-HIV immunocompromised patients (e.g. transplant, cancer, immunomodulatory therapy).

Administrator: Limei Fan
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Biobehavioral Cancer Control and Prevention Training Grant (T32)

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This training program provides formal coursework as well as research and intervention experience in cancer prevention and control. This program is funded by a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Administrator: Denise Albano
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Cancer Prevention Training: Epidemiology, Nutrition, Genetics & Survivorship (T32)

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This award supports research training and projects in nutrition, genetics, metabolic pathways, and other lifestyle factors in relation to cancer prevention with an emphasis on survivorship.  Trainees are provided with formal coursework in epidemiology, nutrition and genetics/human biology and with innovative and transdisciplinary research experiences. The program also ensures trainees gain the skills to prepare for an independant research career; including practice with grant writing, scientific manuscript preparation, oral presentations and long-term career development planning.\

Administrator: Barb McLaughlin
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Developing Data-Driven Cancer Researchers (T32)

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This NIH Training Grant provides support for students in the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. This grant is funded by a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Administrator: Denise Albano
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Interdisciplinary Training in Genomic Science (T32)

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The NIH/NHGRI Genome Training Grant prepares trainees for research careers in acquiring and interpreting genomic data and using this information in biomedical research. We recognize that this type of research will demand interdisciplinary approaches and multidisciplinary collaborations. One goal of this program is to attract individuals from the physical sciences and engineering to the forefront of modern biological research. The program also trains cellular and molecular biologists in other disciplines so that they can effectively collaborate at this interdisciplinary interface.

Administrator: Brian Giebel
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Genetic Approaches to Aging Research (T32)

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The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective of this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

Administrator: Stephanie Hughes
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Experimental Pathology of Cardiovascular Disease (T32)

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The Cardiovascular Pathology Training Program is devoted to the study of the molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular disease. The extensive collaborative research of CVP faculty produces a synergistic effect in training as well as an important bridge between basic and clinical science with major foci of interest in growth control, developmental biology, adherence signaling and direct studies of vascular pathology in atherosclerosis and hypertension.

Administrator: Julia Lawrence
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STD/AIDS Research Training Fellowship Program (T32)

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This NIH-supported training program's goal is to train the next generation of leaders in STD and AIDS research.

Postdoctoral applicants must be currently training with a program faculty member. MDs are usually affiliated with the Infectious Diseases or Obstetrics & Gynecology fellowship programs; PhDs are working with Program faculty.

Administrator: Sheila Lukehart
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Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

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The pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program is a 3-year training program that prepares physicians to become leaders in the field of pediatric hematology oncology. It is an alliance of Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center and Fred Hutch. It is a T32 training grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

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Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities (GMaP)

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Funded by the NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, GMaP is focused on advancing cancer health disparities research and training through a comprehensive and systematic approach to the development of region-based networks. Current programs include mentorship, early career travel scholarships and career development workshops. 

Pilot funding awards are available to postdoctoral students or early stage investigators who have not received an NIH independant research grant, and with an existing mentor in the field of study.

Administrator: Sara Cole
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Amber Ismael

Manager, Office of Scientific Career Development
Last Modified, December 18, 2019