Post-Baccalaureate Scholar Program Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Research Administration & Faculty Affairs


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Office of Education & Training (OET) is seeking a full-time Program Manager to manage the new Fred Hutch Post-Baccalaureate Scholar Program.


The new Fred Hutch Postbaccalaureate Scholar Program is for individuals who recently completed undergraduate degrees and would benefit from research experience and training to successfully matriculate and complete a PhD program. The program will expand Fred Hutch’s pool of researcher talent and provide postbaccalaureate scholars with rigorous research experience and career development training to strengthen the skills needed for a successful research career. It will more broadly support those individuals from groups historically excluded in science by providing training that may have previously been unavailable or limited - helping ensure that scholars are competitive when applying to graduate school.


This position will be full-time in-person with the possibility for a hybrid schedule after the program has been established



  • Oversee the organization and implementation of this new program, including setting programmatic goals and timetables.
  • Coordinate the application and selection processes.
  • Organize the development of training components, including an annual two-week basic laboratory skills course.
  • Manage the planning and coordination of academic, mentoring, and professional development activities, including journal clubs, monthly mentoring meetings, and the annual symposium.
  • Responsible for recruitment, communications, and advertising activities, including developing promotional materials, editing and maintaining the program webpage and social media, representing the program at recruitment events/fairs, and establishing relationships and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor and advise on scholar completion of institutional trainings (both optional and required).
  • Recruit and train volunteers and teaching assistants to support activities.
  • Oversee program requirements, including the development, and annual review of, individual development plans (IDP).


Data Management and Administrative Infrastructure  

  • Develop and manage annual operating budget.
  • Partner with HR for scholar hiring and onboarding.
  • Partner with lab administrators to ensure accurate scholar payroll and stipend processing.
  • In partnership with the OET Data Coordinator, develop and maintain a scholar and mentor tracking database, and application portal.
  • Design and execute program outcomes metrics tracking and reporting that include recommendation and inform program leadership.
  • Leverage data to identify opportunities for improvement, especially for recruitment of scholars from groups historically excluded from science and research.
  • Other responsibilities as required.

In addition, the Program Manager will:


  • Be intrinsically motivated, organized, and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results.
  • Recognize and seize opportunities.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment.
  • Address problems and conflicts constructively and work with stakeholders towards collaborative solutions.
  • Communicate and present ideas effectively, utilizing exceptional written and verbal skills.
  • Be able to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Take responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of Fred Hutch and our Office of Education & Training programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in life science or education related field
  • Minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's related experience in a research or educational setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Data management and analysis experience


Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in any area of life sciences or biomedical sciences, or science education

  • Direct experience with STEM programs serving students from systematically marginalized /excluded groups

Applicants must submit a cover letter discussing their interest in this position.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


Please include a Diversity and Inclusion statement of at least a paragraph using the information below.  


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.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $75,000 to $85,000 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. 


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  


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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