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Faculty Position in HIV Immunology and Vaccine Clinical Research

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Seattle, Washington

Position Description:

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) invites applicants for an open full-time faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). We seek a scientist to conduct cutting-edge, independent and collaborative human immunology research focused on protection from HIV infection and disease in association with vaccine and immune- based preventive measures.

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 faculty 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 faculty hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

Fred Hutch has strong virology and immunology communities that are highly collaborative and supportive, and the scientific community in Seattle is vibrant. Our interdisciplinary teams of world- renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our researchers — including three Nobel laureates — bring a relentless passion to their work and deliver hope to patients who come here from all over the world. Fred Hutch provides outstanding colleagues, a collegial atmosphere, and a wealth of resources to support junior and senior faculty success. Excellent collaborative opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointments in Fred Hutch Divisions of Clinical Research, Basic Sciences, Public Health Sciences or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well as the University of Washington, depending on mutual interests. We offer a highly collaborative and diverse research environment, generous start-up, modern laboratory space and state- of-the-art core facilities. We support research activities that span the entire spectrum from basic to clinical biomedical research, as well as clinical vaccine and interventional trials.

The Fred Hutch offers a vibrant intellectual environment within a beautiful lakeside campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union biotech hub. The Fred Hutch campus contains five major research buildings along with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is in close proximity to major research partners such as the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Allen Institute for Immunology.


For consideration, the candidate must hold an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have an established independently-funded, laboratory-based, translational research program. Preferably, the candidate must demonstrate substantial achievement in areas that use novel genome-scale biotechnologies and multiple integrated technologies (e.g., molecular or structural immunology, computational genetics or related areas) in innovative ways to intensively probe the human immune system in the setting of viral infection and prevention. Candidates must have a prior record of peer- reviewed publications and evidence of successful individual research funding. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience leading collaborative research efforts and/or national/international recognition for scientific excellence.

The successful candidate must have a desire to advance the Fred Hutch mission of treating and preventing infectious diseases, particularly HIV-1, and infection-related cancers. The candidate will be charged with establishing a dynamic lab-based research program consisting of independent projects and collaborative studies that align with our mission to prevent HIV infection, and potential interest in other emerging infections and pathogens causing persistent diseases.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a concise research plan statement, 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 the names and contact information for three (3) references.

Apply at or contact our recruiter Charles Smarr at

Applications should be received by October 31, 2020 to assure consideration. Later applications may also be considered if the position has not been filled.


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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