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Global Oncology Program Head and Senior Faculty Leadership Position

Global Oncology Program Head and Senior Faculty Leadership Position

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks exceptional applicants for a full‐time senior faculty leadership position in the Global Oncology Program at the Full Member level (comparable to Professor). The primary responsibility of this position will be to serve as the Program Head of Global Oncology in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch and to lead the development and execution of Fred Hutch’s global oncology research agenda, encompassing basic and translational research, innovative prevention and treatment, and implementation science. This senior leader will be expected to conduct groundbreaking scientific research with global impact and to foster scientific collaborations involving multiple investigators across Fred Hutch and external, international partners. The ideal candidate will have a well-established and funded research portfolio with international recognition for scientific excellence and have a demonstrated record in mentoring faculty and partners to pursue an international research portfolio.


The Fred Hutch has established a broad international footprint to enable the conduct of innovative basic and clinical research in cancer, and particularly in infectious disease-related cancers.  In May 2015, the Fred Hutch and the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) opened the world-class UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala, Uganda. This 25,000 square-foot facility supports research, outpatient care and training, as well as clinical laboratory and specialized laboratories for molecular diagnostics, biorepository, histopathology and immunology.  This first comprehensive cancer center holds promise for accelerating groundbreaking scientific cancer and infectious research.  Additional opportunities for global oncology pathogen-associated research are afforded with in-country partners at our state-of-the-art 10,000 square-foot freestanding immunology laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa.  Through our long-term China collaborative research initiative, the FH has joint research and training partnerships for clinical and epidemiologic studies linked to pathogen-associated and environmentally-linked cancer development.


The Global Oncology Program Head will be based in Seattle, Washington, at Fred Hutch in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) and have opportunities for cross-divisional appointments based on research expertise.  Fred Hutch offers a vibrant intellectual environment within a beautiful, lakeside campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union biotech hub. VIDD occupies a new building that is connected by walking trails to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the other four Fred Hutch Divisions and by trolley to major partners such as the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Center for Infectious Disease Research, and the Infectious Disease Research Institute.


The Global Oncology Program Head will guide the collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute, lead the Global Oncology program staff and will oversee Fred Hutch’s international operations. Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD (or foreign equivalent) and board eligibility in clinical oncology is preferred.  Expertise in cancer biology and pathogen-mediated cancers are also desirable characteristics.  Selection criteria include excellence in clinical care, scholarship, creativity in research, success in developing and advancing collaborations, and demonstrated leadership in the profession. Ideal candidates will have experience working in international settings.  

Salary DOE + excellent benefits.


Interested candidates should submit a CV, a concise statement of their research interests, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.  Specific inquiries can be directed to Dr. Julie McElrath at 206-667-1858.

Please submit applications early to ensure consideration for this priority recruitment. Applications will be evaluated and reviewed as received.  

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.


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