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Program Head, Breast Oncology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Seattle, WA
$394,863 - $444,221
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Head of Department
Employment - Hours
Full time

Job Details

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) invite nominations and applications to lead the Fred Hutch Breast Cancer Program.

The position will be dual appointed with a primary faculty appointment in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch and a secondary appointment in the UW Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology. The position will report to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch and the Division Head of Hematology and Oncology.

The incumbent will provide strategic leadership with a strong vision to grow the Fred Hutch Breast Oncology Program. The Program Head will contribute to our mission of delivering outstanding clinical care and developing excellence in research in the area of Breast Cancer. The successful candidate would be expected to: i) lead Fred Hutch’s Breast Cancer Research and Clinical Program and ii) galvanize multi-disciplinary translational breast cancer research within Fred Hutch. The successful candidate will enter a vibrant and dynamic research environment with an opportunity to lead basic, translational, clinical, and public health breast cancer researchers across diverse disciplines. The incumbent will serve as an academic, clinical and educational leader charged with organizing, directing and expanding the clinical and research efforts for an established team of breast cancer clinicians and researchers. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment, oversight and mentorship of faculty and trainees on the breast oncology team, and oversight of clinical care delivery on the breast oncology service.

Appointment at Fred Hutch would be at the rank of associate or full professor in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutch.

Appointment to the full-time faculty at the UW would be at the rank of associate or full professor. Academic appointments at the University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. Associate and full professors hold indefinite appointments that both align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in the Fred Hutch Divisions of Public Health Sciences, Translational Science and Therapeutics, Human Biology, Basic Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, depending on mutual interests.

Fred Hutch and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Clinician Scholar track and will spend approximately 30% of time on clinical care based on the candidate’s interests (and institutional need). The remainder of the incumbent’s time will be protected for research, administrative oversight of the Fred Hutch breast cancer clinical and research programs, teaching and mentorship, for the first three years, after which, the incumbent would be expected to cover at least half of their salary each year through grants, contracts, or clinical work.

Strong candidates will demonstrate evidence of both leadership and clinical excellence in breast cancer.

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.

This position is paid directly by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and receives no UW compensation.  Please refer to Fred Hutch for information about compensation for this position.



Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2025


Qualifications Applicants must have:


·         MD/DO degree (or foreign equivalent)

·         Board certification in medical oncology (or foreign equivalent)

·         Eligibility for medical licensure in the state of Washington.


In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 


The ideal candidate will have a record of and primary interest in breast oncology research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, grants and/or clinical trial experience.

  Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit the following:

1)      Letter of interest addressed to the Chair of the Breast Oncology Program Head Search Advisory Committee, Dr. Petros Grivas

2)      Curriculum vitae

3)      One-page personal statement discussing research accomplishments, leadership experience, and outlining a vision for the growth and development of the breast oncology program

4)      Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement describing past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and future plans for continuing these efforts (two pages or less)

5)      List of three (3) references (References will not be contacted without first discussing this with the applicant).


The annual base salary range for this position is from $340,826-$365,366 for faculty hired at the Associate Professor rank, and from $394,863-$444,221 for faculty hired at the Full Professor rank. 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 or a sign-on bonus. Other compensation associated with this position may include an Administrative Supplement (ADS) in addition to base pay.


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, our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our researchers, including three Nobel laureates, bring a relentless pursuit of, and passion for, health knowledge and hope to their work and the world. Together, our researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, when cure rates are highest; developing effective treatments with fewer side effects; and learning how to prevent cancers from growing in the first place.

Our groundbreaking discoveries began in the 1970s with Dr. E. Donnall Thomas’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation, which led to him receiving the 1990 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Since then, Hutch researchers have made a number of breakthroughs, including developing immunotherapies that use the immune system to defeat cancer and advancing the understanding of human biology. 

Admittedly, the eradication of cancer and other life-threatening diseases is an ambitious goal, one that demands tenacity, scientific excellence, collaboration and breakthrough creativity. To accomplish this, Fred Hutch attracts some of the world's greatest minds.

Our roster of internationally acclaimed scientists includes a MacArthur fellow, members of the National Academy of Sciences, members of the Institute of Medicine, members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and current and former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Fred Hutch understands that disease research means more than searching for new treatments. We are home to the country's largest and oldest cancer prevention program, which has made key contributions to understanding how diet, exercise and other factors reduce the risk of acquiring the disease.

To accelerate our progress, we are part of the Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium. This research and clinical collaboration between the Hutch, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance enables our researchers to leverage each institution’s strengths and develop premier research programs across many types of disease. The Consortium is among 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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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