Acupuncturist, 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 and largest 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. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! 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.   


The Research Acupuncturist position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, a member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine Program at the 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.


The Research Acupuncturist will deliver standardized acupuncture protocols to cancer patients who are participants in clinical trials. The Research Acupuncturist will be trained on the study protocol by research team members. The Research Acupuncturist will 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 the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  


  • Deliver a standardized acupuncture protocol to cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials 
  • Collect clinical data during the treatment sessions
  • Participate in research team meetings to coordinate research activities as needed



  • Successful completion of an accredited acupuncture graduate degree program
  • Licensed by the NCCAOM
  • 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
  • Must be a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington or meet criteria to obtain Washington State license
  • 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


  • Doctorate/ post-doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM/DAOM) from Accredited Institution
  • Additional clinical degree or certification (RD, LMT, RN, MA, MSW, etc)
  • Training in Chinese herbal medicine
  • Process improvement experience (lean leader, six-sigma, continuous performance improvement, etc.).
  • Ability to navigate organizational complexity within academic, research and/or multi-modal health systems
  • Clinical research experience, including development of clinical trial protocols, interpreting data, and publishing manuscripts



In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your 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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