Office of Scientific Career Development
Finding an Apartment
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is located on the shores of Lake Union very close to downtown. There are many good neighborhoods close by with apartments and houses for rent. Both furnished and unfurnished apartments are available. Neighborhoods that are close to the FHCRC and accessible by bus or walking include:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/ is a free online classified ad service that lists many available apartments and houses for rent.
The Seattle Times has an online rental resource.
For short-term furnished housing while you're searching for an apartment, you might consider the following places:
Note that most landlords require a downpayment of first and last month's rent, plus a damage deposit.
New Scientist Career Conversation
The Director of the Office of Scientific Career Development is available to have an informal career conversation with every new postdoc and permanent graduate student shortly after s/he arrives at the Center. The purpose of this conversation is to make sure that the Office is aware of the scientist's needs for career development training, and the scientist is aware of the services that the Office provides.
Contact Dr. Karen Peterson to arrange an appointment
Free Affiliate Membership in the National Postdoctoral Association
The FHCRC is a Sustaining Member of the NPA and one benefit is that all FHCRC graduate students and postdocs receive free affiliate membership in the NPA. To sign up, go here and click on the appropriate affiliate individual member category (e.g., grad student, postdoc, etc)