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Cancer Epidemiology Faculty Position

About the Role

The Cancer Epidemiology Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending on qualifications. We are looking for individuals with innovative ideas and strong methodologic skills in epidemiological research to add to the breadth of expertise of our faculty. Areas of strategic growth include but are not limited to the following: social determinants of health, geospatial and environmental science, physical activity, immunoepidemiology, molecular and genetic epidemiology, exposome assessment, integrative tumor epidemiology, and the use of electronic health records and mobile technologies. Our outstanding research environment and resources provide a strong foundation for the successful candidate to develop and conduct an independent research program.

The Cancer Epidemiology Program’s research is focused on reducing cancer incidence, progression, mortality, and sequalae through the identification of risk (or protective) factors, the elucidation of underlying biologic mechanisms, and the translation of discoveries into intervention strategies. Through population, laboratory, and clinic-based studies, the faculty aim to uncover knowledge that can inform and improve knowledge of cancer etiology, cancer risk prediction, prevention, early detection, prognostication, treatment choice, survival and overall health. The Program is home to a long-standing, top-ranked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program-funded cancer registry for Western Washington.

The Cancer Epidemiology Program is part of the Fred Hutch’s Division of Public Health Sciences, home of an extensive portfolio of population science research, large specimen and data repositories, multiple coordinating centers overseeing national and international cross-disciplinary research initiatives, a prevention center designed for intervention research, and a large trans-disciplinary faculty. The Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. An appointment with the University of Washington is possible, depending on qualifications and interests.

Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, cancer and HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity, and respect. These 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 makes us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic independent research program and to join in collaborative transdisciplinary and translational endeavors pertinent to our mission of reducing cancer incidence, progression, mortality, and sequelae. Applicants should have a doctoral (PhD or MD with MPH/MS) degree or equivalent training in cancer epidemiology (or a related discipline) and relevant research experience.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should submit their application, including a curriculum vitae, a statement describing current research interests and future research plans, a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and the names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on Fred Hutch faculty and program activities, please visit our website:

For faculty without clinical responsibilities, the annual base salary range for this position is from $165,000 to $197,026 for faculty hired at the Assistant Professor rank and from $185,059 to $229,952 for faculty hired at the Associate Professor rank. For faculty with clinical responsibilities, the annual base salary range for this position is from $200,181 to $393,196 for faculty hired at the Assistant Professor rank and from $240,162 to $420,547 for faculty hired at the Associate Professor rank. Pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. Pay for Faculty positions is based on a variety of factors, including degree, specialty, clinical practice and experience. This position is eligible for relocation assistance and sign-on bonus. 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff).

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