Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 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 Industrial Hygienist administers a comprehensive program to identify, monitor, evaluate, communicate and control occupational hazards at Fred Hutch. The incumbent reports to the Facility & Safety Manager and works independently in directing industrial hygiene projects and activities according to established policies, procedures, and regulations.
Design and oversee industrial hygiene projects. Manage consultants and vendors who provide industrial hygiene and related services.
Develop industrial hygiene policies and procedures in accordance with appropriate rules and regulations.
Assist in developing and presenting laboratory safety training, and monitor for effectiveness.
Perform sampling and laboratory analyses to identify, quantify, and mitigate employee exposures to occupational hazards.
Consult with employees regarding recognized and potential occupational exposures and investigate occupational accidents and illnesses as necessary.
Develop and maintain the carcinogen controlled use program including reviewing and approving Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement for chemical carcinogens used in research at Fred Hutch.
Provide industrial hygiene up-dates and reports to the Fred Hutch Health and Safety Committees as necessary.
Monitor industrial hygiene expenditures for cost control and budget conformity and assist manager in budget development and justification.
Perform Center industrial hygiene surveys.
Maintain all industrial hygiene program records.
Maintain all industrial hygiene monitoring equipment.
Maintain current knowledge of new and existing laboratory safety regulations relating to industrial hygiene and ensure compliance.
Serve as a member of the Fred Hutch Haz-Mat Spill Response team.
Assist in selection of appropriate PPE based on Job Hazard Analysis.
Perform Job Hazard Analysis.
Assist in development of various safety related trainings to be presented to Facilities Engineering department.
Provide respirator fit testing in accordance with Respiratory Protection Program.
Perform other responsibilities as required.
Master's degree in industrial hygiene, public health, chemistry, or closely related scientific field.
Three years of professional experience as an Industrial Hygienist, preferably in a research setting.
Fred Hutch 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 provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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 [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.