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Assistant or Associate Professor, Supportive and Palliative Care

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington State
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Feb 1, 2022

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Clinical Research Division Location

Seattle, WA

Open Date

Nov 30, 2021


The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) are jointly recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level without tenure due to funding (WOT), commensurate with experience and qualifications in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutch and the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine at the UW. This position would have an annual service period of 12 months [July 1-June 30]. The primary appointment will be in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutch.

The selected individual for the advertised position is expected to contribute to our mission of delivering outstanding clinical care and developing excellence in clinical research in palliative and end of life care. The successful candidate will have clinical responsibilities on the outpatient palliative care service. Fred Hutch and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include assisting the Medical Director for Palliative Care in the education and oversight of palliative care and medical oncology fellows, as well as the delivery of informal teaching sessions and formal lectures to researchers, oncology clinicians and the general medical community. All subspecialities within hospice and palliative care will be considered and a specific interest and experience in the field of oncology is highly desirable.

The Fred Hutch, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch and the UW provide a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.  

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.

Anticipated Start Date: 7/1/2022


The ideal candidate should have a record of and primary interest in supportive and palliative care as well as an active clinical research interest, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, grants and/or clinical trial experience. The ideal candidate will also have one or more of the following characteristics or attributes:

  1. Prior experience (or expertise) working with hematologic malignancy, transplant or immunotherapy patients
  2. Vital Talk faculty status (i.e. have completed the train the trainer course)
  3. Willingness to work at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s South Lake Union site and community or acquisition sites
  4. Willingness to conduct weekend or evening calls as well as inpatient PC consultations, if deemed necessary

We encourage candidates with one or more diverse characteristics to apply. Diversity could include, but is not limited to, self-identification as: URM/BIPOC, male, having been born or raised outside of the United States, native or near native fluency in a language other than English, religious, raised in poverty or LGBTQ+.

Applicants must have an MD/DO degree (or foreign equivalent) and board certification (or be board eligible for current palliative care fellows) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of career goals including a description of clinical research goals (two pages or less) and 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 a list of five (5) references, along with a letter of application addressed to: Dr. Elizabeth Loggers. 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.


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.


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