• Staff Scientist- SR/Compar Med

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Staff Scientist
  • Overview

    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.
    The Comparative Medicine department at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking applicants for a full-time veterinary anatomic pathologist.


    The pathologist will participate in our missions of pathology diagnostic service, research collaboration, and education. Responsibilities include:

    • Necropsy, histopathology and clinical pathology evaluation/interpretation for laboratory animal researchers
    • Author comprehensive pathology narrative reports
    • Characterization of new phenotypes of genetically engineered mice
    • Preclinical development and safety evaluation of new therapeutic compounds
    • Provide scientific and technical advice to collaborating researchers on necropsy techniques and pathology evaluations.
    • Colony health surveillance

    Mice account for the majority of the work with a small percentage of other laboratory animals making up the remainder. Establishing internal and external research collaborations and publishing are strongly encouraged.


    Applicants must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution and be certified by the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP or ECVP) or be board-eligible. A doctoral degree in a related discipline is preferred, though not required.  Further qualifications include, ability to communicate effectively in English, in written and oral formats, strong interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.


    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, and the names (with complete mailing address, phone, and email) of at least three individuals from whom letters of reference may be solicited.

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    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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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