Faculty Position in Fundamental Mechanisms of Metastasis
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 131914
The Center for Metastasis Research eXcellence (MET-X) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) is launching an open-rank faculty search for a laboratory-based scientist to lead a research program focused on uncovering fundamental mechanisms of cancer metastasis.
The successful candidate will enter a dynamic research environment that encourages taking bold risks, has forums and financial mechanisms to foster collaboration, and provides robust physical and intellectual infrastructure to foster scientific success. We are seeking applicants who share our goals of: (i) Discovering and exploiting biologic, metabolic and immunologic vulnerabilities of disseminated tumor cells in order to prevent their evolution into lethal metastases; (ii) Uncovering novel tissue-specific and/or systemic vulnerabilities of metastases; and (iii) Developing curative paradigms based on these discoveries.
Laboratory and hybrid (laboratory/computational) scientists with expertise in applying high resolution, multi-dimensional approaches (e.g., spatial transcriptomics, high throughput functional genomics, mass-spec based imaging, and/or intravital imaging) to study the evolution of metastases and to uncover critical vulnerabilities of metastatic tumors are particularly encouraged to apply. We will consider PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists at all faculty rank levels (i.e., incoming Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors).
Fred Hutch 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.
For consideration, applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD, MD or foreign equivalent. Expertise in high resolution, multi-dimensional approaches to studying metastases is preferred.
Please submit all application materials including: (i) curriculum vitae (CV), (ii) a three-page research statement describing current and future research interests, (iii) a diversity, equity and inclusion statement describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts as a faculty member (two pages or less), and (iv) letters of recommendation from three referees. Letters of recommendation are requested at the time of application for applicants at the Assistant Professor rank and will be requested later in the search process for Associate or Full Professors.
Any application received by November 11, 2023 will be guaranteed consideration for the position. Applications that arrive after that date may be considered if the position remains open. Candidates may be invited for virtual interviews in December, 2023. In-person interviews will take place in January-February of 2024.
Please direct any questions related to this search to MET-X's program administrator: Ms. Eirin Krane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The annual base salary range for this position is from $165,000 to $393,196 for faculty hired at the Assistant Professor rank, from $185,059 to $420,547 for faculty hired at the Associate Professor rank, and from $207,555 to $472,040 for faculty hired at the Full Professor rank. Pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. Pay for Faculty positions is based on a variety of factors, including degree, specialty, clinical practice and experience. This position is eligible for relocation assistance and sign-on bonus.
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 (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff).
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.