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Cancer Epidemiologist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Location1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionDental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insurancePaid sick timeShow 6 more benefits


Seattle, WA

Open Date

Oct 25, 2022


The Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) welcomes applications for an open rank Faculty position in our Cancer Epidemiology Program. 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 studies, physical activity, immunoepidemiology, molecular and genetic epidemiology, exposome assessment, integrative tumor epidemiology, and the use of novel biomedical data sources including electronic health records and mobile technologies. We specifically encourage individuals with an interest in becoming the Epidemiology Program Head to apply. For the appropriate candidate, this position will provide leadership opportunities involving strategic planning and mentoring our next generation of scientists. Our outstanding research environment and resources provide a strong foundation for all candidates to develop and conduct an independent research program.
The Cancer Epidemiology Program encompasses 20 regular and joint faculty and is home to a long-standing, top-ranked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program cancer registry for Western Washington. Our 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 cancer etiology, risk prediction, prevention, early detection, prognostication, survival and overall health.
The Cancer Epidemiology Program is part of the Fred Hutchs Division of Public Health Sciences, home of an extensive portfolio of population science research, large specimen and data repositories, multiple coordinating centers overseeing cross-disciplinary research programs, a prevention center designed for intervention research, and a large trans-disciplinary faculty. The Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington, and Seattle Childrens 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, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the worlds 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 fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the worlds deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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.


The successful applicant will have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in epidemiology, medicine, or related health science with an outstanding research record consistent with rank. Leadership candidates will have experience in both scientific and administrative leadership, and proven skills in communication, advocacy and mentorship.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae. Those selected to move forward will be asked to submit a cover letter, research statement, diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be requested only for those considered finalists.
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:

The annual base salary range for this position is from $142,620 to $358,394 for faculty hired at the Assistant Professor rank, from $166,995 to $392,873 for faculty hired at the Associate Professor rank, and from $194,912 to $451,962 for faculty hired at the Full 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).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Fred Hutch is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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