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(Associate) Director, Biostatistician

Utrecht, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Princeton, United States

At Genmab, we’re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

The (Associate) Director of Biostatistics acts as a statistical expert supporting the clinical development of compounds as compound and/or indication lead for both early and late-stage programs, and/or as trial responsible statistician with responsibilities as described below. The (Associate) Director chips in to clinical development strategies and plans. This position is hybrid and can be filled in Copenhagen, Denmark, Utrecht, The Netherlands or Princeton, NJ, US.

Compound/Indication Level

  • Act as lead and main point of contact related to Statistics for designated compound/indication
  • Follow scientific and technical progress within the field of biostatistics in drug development and advise of new methodologies that may support innovation and improve efficiencies
  • Engage with regulatory authorities on compound/indication level discussions
  • Acts as a role model
  • Ensures consistency of statistical methods and data handling across trials
  • Ensures all compound/indication related work and information is shared between biostatisticians involved in the compound and with the vendor
  • Supports compound responsible programmer in developing an integrated database specification
  • CDT member:
    • Responsible for giving statistical input to overall strategy and the synopsis development in the CDT
    • Provide scientific advice to the CDT including design of trials, analyses and analyses requiring advanced statistical methodologies/techniques
    • Represent the CDT/the company at regulatory meetings, during Key Opinion Leaders meetings, network and/or Partner meetings, as applicable
    • Drive design and synopsis development together with relevant collaborators
    • Ensure clear communication to relevant partners from the CDT
    • Ensure availability of integrated database(s), as needed, and planning and conduct of integrated analysis to support development decisions, submissions, and marketing needs
    • Support development and communication in relation to communication strategy and/or scientific input to presentations, posters, and articles

Trial Level

  • Represent Genmab during meetings/congresses and courses and perform professional networking
  • Engage with regulatory authorities on trial level discussions
  • Arranges/attends lessons learned to share takeaways
  • Represents Genmab during Key Opinion Leaders meetings
  • Ensure biostatistician review of partner synopsis, protocols, statistical analysis plans, results meetings presentations and clinical trial reports
  • Coordinate data transfers from/to business partners in collaboration with the programmer and the data manager, as applicable
  • Ensures groundbreaking statistical work which includes but is not limited to:
    • Applying adequate methods for which a solid scientific foundation exists
    • Ensure proper documentation of work done
    • Keep oversight and QC essential documents/data provided by vendors
    • Ensure trial related work is performed in accordance with Genmab SOP/processes and standards and ICH-GCP
  • CTT member:
    • Participate and represent Biostatistics
    • Review and provide input to protocol and amendment development
    • Perform vendor oversight according to applicable SOPs
    • Give input to eCRF setup, edit checks, validation plan, protocol deviations classifications, DSUR, IB updates, tables, figures, and listings etc.
    • Review assay validation reports, as applicable
    • Perform exploratory analysis, ad hoc analyses, and modelling of data
    • Review and approve randomization and stratification plans
    • Perform UAT of Randomization part of the IRT system as applicable
    • Ensure procedures for blinding are in place as applicable
    • Support timely delivery of statistical deliverables
    • Responsible for planning and conducting trial result meetings
    • Review and approve the CSR
    • Attend trial and investigator meetings if/as needed
    • Collaboration with Genmab Global Drug Safety:
      • Participate in definition, review, and approval of data packages for Data Monitoring Committees
      • Review and approve any amendments, corrections, and updates of data packages
  • CRO selection and collaboration:
    • Perform vendor qualification (Request for proposal, bid defense meetings etc.) in terms of Statistics and define/specify scope of work for functional tasks
    • Review scope of work (within own project) in collaboration with relevant team members and review/challenge major work orders (WOs)/change orders (COs)/change notification forms (CNFs)
    • Attend operational and steering committee meetings, as applicable
  • Support regulatory submission/filing activities


  • Master's or PhD in a statistical field with 8+ (AD) and 12+ years (Director) of experience in relevant technical area
  • Experience in statistical analysis, modelling and simulation and adaptive trial designs
  • Experience with drug development in biologics, targeted therapies, and companion diagnostics preferred
  • Experience working with FDA, EMA, and ICH guidance for drug development pertaining to statistics
  • Experience with the relevant regulatory requirements for biostatistics processes and SOPs
  • Experience with regulatory submissions including BLAs and previous experience in dealing with Health authorities such as discussions/negotiations in filing strategies
  • Experience working with SDTM, ADaM, eSUB, and CDISC requirements for regulatory submissions
  • Experience in advising multiple complex projects/studies in a technical capacity
  • Experience leading and mentoring teams – (Director)
  • Confirmed performance in earlier role/comparable role

About You

  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so


Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you’re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Founded in 1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Genmab is an innovative biotech company that has become a leader in antibody biology and innovation. Our product pipeline and next-generation antibody technologies are the result of our strong company culture, a deep passion for innovation, and desire to transform cancer treatment and serious diseases.

When you work with us, you’ll be part of a warm, fun, dynamic community, and team up with some of the best, most authentic individuals in locations around the world, who care deeply and share in a relentless drive to innovate and create transformational medicines. People who are candid, impact-driven, and a little unconventional; who seek out and embrace the opportunity to build new and bold futures within a rapidly growing and innovative biotech company; who bring their full selves to work and show up for each other - rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. This translates into a place where you can be authentically you; are empowered to innovate, build solutions, and execute; feel cared for and supported in growth; and are a critical part of changing the lives of patients around the world through transformative cancer treatment.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website .

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website .

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.

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