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Associate Director, Translational Medicine (Solid Tumor)

Utrecht, Netherlands; 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 Role

The Associate Director, Translational Medicine (TM) is a member of the TM team, which is embedded in the global Translational Research & Precision Medicine Department. The TM team focuses on preclinical and clinical translational research to advance the clinical development of innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Our goal is to improve the lives of cancer patients by bringing the right drug (or drug combination) to the right patient at the right dose level.

You will drive translational research projects and external collaborations for clinical programs within Genmab.  You will work independently and in collaboration with other translational research team members and clinical team to develop, implement, and deliver on research projects to support the translational research strategies for both compound specific programs and on broader clinical translational research projects.  You will enrich translational/biomarker projects through interaction with Genmab’s Translational Research Department, Discovery and Clinical Teams, as well as external collaborators.


  • Develop and support the Translational Research/Biomarker strategy and workplan for Genmab projects, in collaboration with TR leads and other functional experts, to impact clinical development decision making (i.e.: patient selection using predictive biomarkers, indication selection based on translational research data, rational combinations, etc.).

  • Enrich oncology biomarker projects through interaction with the oncology translational research group and external leaders to ensure common scientific standards for biomarker programs, maximize efficiency and minimize redundancy by enabling data sharing between teams.

  • Help establish external scientific collaborations and manage the timelines, deliverables, contractual obligations and communicate results.

  • Communicate results back to the translational medicine team in meetings, publications and technical reports.

  • Implement and drive translational medicine research projects within the laboratory.  This includes organizing, assigning, and overseeing key preclinical and clinical experimental projects in support both compound specific programs and on broader clinical translational research scientific projects.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external functional experts that can contribute to the TR strategy.  Support in managing scientific content and execution of research agreements with external collaborators.


  • A PhD in oncology/immuno-oncology , or related field, with at least eight (8) or more years of translational research, applicable biomarker, and/or clinical trial experience.

  • A strong background in immuno-oncology / tumor biology and/or immunology.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research experience required.

  • Strong analytical skills and experience working within a collaborative, matrixed team.

  • A strong publication record demonstrating relevant experience in drug development, translational research, biomarkers and/or clinical trials.

  • Strong communication skills and experience in clinical drug development to support and represent a diverse translational medicine team throughout Genmab and external partners.

  • A ‘getting things done’ mentality, pro-active, enthusiastic and goal orientated.

  • Must be capable of working in global project teams.

The preferred location for this role is Princeton, NJ but an additional location for consideration is in Utrecht, Netherlands. The candidate can work remotely 40% of the time.

For US based candidates, the proposed salary band for this position is as follows:


The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses.

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

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab’s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO™) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

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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