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

Biobehavioral Cancer Control and prevention Training Grant (T32)

The program is for health professionals, researchers, health promotion specialists, and policy analysts who wish to apply social and behavioral sciences theory and methods toward the prevention and control of cancer. Doctoral and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a post-baccalaureate degree and have substantial health-related experience for consideration into the program.

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

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.    

Chromosome Metabolism and Cancer Training Program (T32)

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.     

Developing Data-Driven Cancers Researcher (T32)

To prepare junior scientists to address the cancer research needs of a data-rich 21st century, we have established a training program to optimize the use of new data resources and other complex data in addition to the standard “tools of the trade.” Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees in the program will learn to approach cancer research from the perspective of the strengths, weaknesses, value, and analytic features of different types of data including multi-omics, clinical, administrative, medical-record-based, survey, and mobile-health data.    

Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host (T32)

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).      

Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Research    

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.    

Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities (GMaP)    

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.       

Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program       

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.          

Contact Us

Amber Ismael

Manager, Office of Scientific Career Development
Last Modified, October 28, 2019