• Immunotherapy Physician Scholar

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
  • 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.


    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks qualified candidates for its Immunotherapy Physician Scholars Program.  Scholars will work with faculty members in the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center (IIRC, IIRC Membership)  to develop clinical and translational research in immune-oncology and advance their academic career through mentored training. Successful applicants are committed to pioneering major advances in medical practice through research. Although not required, interest in Cellular Immunotherapy is encouraged.


    The Immunotherapy IRC will make a commitment to the scholar for clinical and/or translational research training. 

    • Scholars may wish to identify a mentor and consider research projects prior to arrival at Fred Hutch.  The scholar will develop a research project under the guidance of the mentor. Projects may be predominantly clinical, correlative, or laboratory-based, and must be focused on the development and improvement of clinical or translational cancer immunotherapy. Candidates may identify projects that require guidance from more than one mentor, as long as one mentor is a physician/scientist member of the IIRC. 


    • The scholar will participate in patient care on inpatient and outpatient cancer immunotherapy services for 2-3 months. They will work closely with both clinical and research teams, and will develop the skills necessary to manage patients enrolled in the wide range of immunotherapy trials being conducted across the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. 


    Funding for the scholar’s salary will be available for 2 years; however, scholars are strongly encouraged to apply for outside funding during their first year with support from their mentor.


    Fred Hutch is a world leader in immunotherapy (more information at FH immunotherapy). There is an exceptionally strong history of research in immunotherapy (FH immunotherapy) and bone marrow transplantation (FH transplantation) that informs and guides progress towards the development of the next generation of curative therapies. Available resources include outstanding staff, facilities, and the infrastructure necessary to support translational immunotherapy research:


    • The first cancer clinic dedicated exclusively to cellular immunotherapy clinical trials (Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic), located at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, an outpatient cancer clinic on the Fred Hutch campus.
    • Extensive expertise and facilities for the manufacture of clinical grade products, including cellular, biologic, and DNA-based therapeutics (Therapeutic Products). These facilities support more than 25 investigator initiated, Phase I clinical trials each year. 
    • A large network of cutting edge shared resource laboratories (Shared Resources) staffed by experts, who can assist in experimental design, assay development, and statistical analyses.


    • MD, MD/PhD or foreign equivalent
    • Completion of fellowship in Hematology/Oncology or foreign equivalent
    • Demonstrated track record of academic achievement
    • Demonstrated interest and accomplishments in clinical or laboratory cancer immunotherapy or immunology research.


    *To be considered for the position, candidates requiring immigration support are encouraged to first verify their eligibility.

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