Fred Hutch

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer and Reproductive Epidemiology

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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, a SEER cancer registry, a prevention center designed for intervention research, and a large multidisciplinary faculty. The Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


The Cancer Epidemiology Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is offering a post-doctoral fellowship opportunity (minimum 2-year term) in cancer and reproductive epidemiology under the supervision of Dr. Holly Harris, Assistant Member in the Cancer Epidemiology Program.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue research and publications in a variety of research areas including epidemiologic studies of ovarian cancer with an emphasis on lifestyle risk factors and ovarian cancer precursor lesions, epidemiologic studies of endometriosis with an emphasis on dietary risk factors across the life course, as well as a randomized controlled dietary intervention among women with endometriosis. Primary responsibilities include statistical data analysis, literature review, manuscript preparation, assisting with grant applications, and project management.


Fred Hutch is seeking highly-motivated applicants (PhD/ScD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field) with outstanding training and experience in epidemiological methods and cancer or reproductive outcomes. Experience with handling data from large cohorts is recommended but not required. While ovarian cancer and endometriosis are the focus of the group, individuals with experience in related conditions and risk factors are welcome to apply. Fred Hutch encourages and supports attendance at scientific conferences and participation in study leadership meetings with collaborating research groups. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.