Acupuncturist, Clinical Research

Job ID
Regular Part-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services


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. 
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 employees 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 candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion. 

We are seeking a part-time Research Acupuncturist to join the Greenlee Studies group under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, a member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions and Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at SCCA. Dr. Greenlee’s research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle modifications (diet, physical activity, weight management) and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations. 
Hours: Variable, estimating 4-15 hours per week, depending on study needs.  As research patient schedules are variable, there is not a guaranteed number of minimum hours per week.  Availability on Wednesdays and Fridays required; availability on additional days preferred. 


The Research Acupuncturist will: 

  • Deliver standardized acupuncture protocols to cancer patients who are participants in clinical trials. 
  • Be trained on the study protocol by research team members. 
  • Perform acupuncture, collect clinical data during the acupuncture treatment sessions, and participate in research team meetings to coordinate acupuncture research activities.   


The acupuncture clinic sessions will take place at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance,  University of Washington Medical Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 


  • Doctorate/Post-Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM/DAOM) from an Accredited Institution
  • 3+ years acupuncture experience, including demonstrated clinical experience with cancer and/or other critically ill populations and appropriate acupuncture techniques utilized for management of symptoms and treatment side effects
  • Ability to navigate organizational complexity within academic, research and/or multi-modal health systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong aptitude and enthusiasm for establishing patient rapport, delivery of patient education and explaining acupuncture treatment services
  • Strength in developing, organizing and sustaining written procedures and documentation
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record systems
  • Self-awareness and a professional demeanor
  • Licensed by the NCCAOM
  • Must be a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington or meet criteria to obtain Washington State license 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Additional clinical degree or certification (RD, LMT, RN, MA, MSW, etc.)
  • Clinical research experience, including development of clinical trial protocols, interpreting data, and publishing manuscripts
  • Training in Chinese herbal medicine
  • Process improvement experience (lean leader, six-sigma, continuous performance improvement, etc.)
  • Familiarity with medical insurance payment administration, and acupuncture coverage determination 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are 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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