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Scientific Recruiter

Scientific Recruiter

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Human Resources and Legal

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Cures Start Here. 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. Careers Start Here.


Recruiting supports world-class science and patient care at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance through a collaborative partnership and suite of services. Our team provides subject matter expertise in the following areas:

  • Full-cycle enterprise, clinical, and scientific recruitment
  • Forecasting, sourcing, and pipelining of talent
  • Internship, academic learning, and training opportunities
  • Diversity, academic, and community outreach
  • Workforce and succession planning
  • Temporary agency contracts and recruiting
  • Employee career development and coaching
  • Employer branding and marketing
  • Policy and compliance 

Under direction from the Recruiting Manager, the responsibilities will include:

  • Partner with the hiring managers to identify and reach passive and active candidates to provide an engaged, diverse talent pool for current and forecasted needs.
  • Develop and execute strategic and innovative sourcing, recruiting, and branding strategies with clearly defined objectives, desired outcomes, and a calendar of events to include colleges and universities, alumni groups, diverse professional organizations and networking, social networking, Boolean searches, candidate referrals, agencies, and more
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on sourcing resources, new and creative recruiting techniques, labor market and industry trends, and competitor information in order to ensure our sourcing efforts and recruiting practices are successful, costeffective, and competitive.
  • Develop a talent pipeline for immediate hire and upcoming positions as staffing needs dictate.
  • Interview candidates to qualify them in relation to position requirements, as well as provide candidates with detailed information on our company, compensation package, business strategies, position details, and expectations.
  • Support the college recruitment program and career fair conferences by attending events and building strategic relationships with campuses and various organizations.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science
  • 6 years’ experience with candidate sourcing and full lifecycle recruiting or equivalent experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite



Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a life science
  • Experience recruiting in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Life Science industry
  • HR Certification

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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.