Fred Hutch

Open Rank Faculty Position in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials


The Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a full-time faculty member with expertise in biostatistics and clinical trials at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is one of the world’s leading academic research centers. Its focus is on cancer and infectious disease related research across all disciplines. At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion. Successful candidates for this faculty search will be those who demonstrate a commitment to these principles.

Faculty will join a supportive and highly collegial environment that is committed to ensuring the development and success of strong research and mentoring programs. The successful candidate will conduct a dynamic research program consisting of collaborative studies and independent projects pertinent to the mission of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We seek candidates with demonstrated methodological and/or applied statistical science skills who aim to innovate and lead within their field. Applicants with expertise in the areas of clinical trials methodology and implementation are particularly encouraged to apply. Possible scientific areas of collaboration include broad aspects of cancer prevention (nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation), early detection, health disparities, and cancer survivorship, among others. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related area and an academic track record consistent with rank.

The Public Health Sciences Division houses 5 scientific programs: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Cancer Prevention, Translational Research and Computational Biology.  The successful candidate is expected to have joint appointments in the Cancer Prevention and Biostatistics Programs.  The Division is home to several large coordinating center efforts including the Women’s Health Initiative, the Early Detection Research Network, and SWOG (an adult cooperative oncology group), generating possibilities for collaborative work and new research projects.

The Division of Public Health Sciences, in conjunction with the Fred Hutch’s Clinical Research, Basic Sciences, Human Biology and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Divisions, provides many opportunities for shared research across the spectrum of disease etiology, prevention and treatment. There are also strong collaborative ties between Fred Hutch and the University of Washington and an affiliate appointment in a relevant department at the University of Washington may be possible.

Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, Fred Hutch has outstanding facilities and cutting-edge shared resources to support faculty. Fred Hutch is a modern campus located next to Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, and is close to other non-profit research institutes and the University of Washington. Additional information about Fred Hutch and its scientific divisions can be found at:

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a concise research statement that describes past accomplishments and future goals (three pages or less); 3) a diversity statement describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts (two pages or less); and 4) contact information for three letters of recommendation. Reference letters will be solicited for Assistant Professor applicants and may be solicited for senior applicants over the course of the search process. All components must be submitted for the application to move forward in the review process. Applications received before November 30th will be given full consideration by the search committee, though this search will remain open until it is filled. Contact Charles Smarr at with any questions.

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