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Associate, Lab Safety

Utrecht, Netherlands

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 Team:

The Lab Safety team is integral to the Lab Compliance team within the broader framework of Quality Management and Global Lab Management. We aim to establish a globally aligned Lab Management team that delivers operational excellence while adapting to local requirements. We aim to implement sustainable and reliable lab processes that support scientific research and development and drive innovation towards the labs of the future.

Commitment to Safety and Compliance

We prioritize safety and compliance at every step of bringing our medicines to patients. Our team is dedicated to maintaining the highest safety standards in our laboratory operations, ensuring adherence to stringent Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. By doing so, we protect our team members, safeguard the environment, and ensure the quality of our research.

The Role - Senior Lab Safety Associate

The Lab Safety Associate is responsible for ensuring the safety of the organization’s employees and other individuals who may be affected by its operations. They must ensure that everyone in the lab follows proper procedures to avoid accidents. Safety associates also commonly conduct training sessions to teach employees how to operate equipment safely or handle hazardous materials. The Lab Safety Associate plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and compliance of our laboratory operations. This position involves providing expert guidance on safety-related matters, conducting audits and inspections, responding to emergencies, and fostering a safety culture within the organization. The Lab Safety Associate will work closely with the Lab Safety Assistants and other team members to achieve the team's objectives and uphold the highest safety standards.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of a Lab Safety associate are:

  • Serve as a safety resource for the company, providing support and guidance to employees on safety-related topics.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspect laboratories, equipment, and work areas to identify potential hazards.
  • Responding to spills and emergencies in the lab.
  • Co-investigate accidents and incidents, determine root causes, and make recommendations to prevent future occurrences.
  • Maintain accurate records of safety audits, investigations, and training.
  • Co-develop and deliver safety-related training programs to employees.
  • Monitor compliance with safety regulations and company policies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of safety plans and procedures.
  • Work with the Lab Safety Assistants to fulfill the teams’ objectives.

Requirements

  • You have completed a (secondary) safety study (MVK), higher safety study (HVK), Occupational Hygiene (Arbeidshygiëne, AH or mAH), or relevant related education or are willing to get this degree.
  • You have at least one year of experience in a previous position in a lab environment or similar.
  • Good language skills in Dutch and English, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in performing safety inspections and quality audits.

Moreover, you meet the following professional requirements

  • Morally motivated to improve safety in a company and have a high safety standard.
  • Ability to be proactive, enthusiastic, and goal-orientated.
  • A team player with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholders (e.g., other Lab Workers and managers) to support the Lab Compliance Group.
  • Safety Strong communication skills - both oral and written.

Candidates with experience in one or more of these standards are invited to apply.

  • Electrical Installations (NEN 3140/NEN 1010)
  • Gas Installations (PGS-9)
  • Chemical shipments, storage, and use (PGS-15 and ADR)
  • Safety Culture Ladder (SCL)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety
  • VCA (Full)

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

Locations

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 https://www.genmab.com/privacy .

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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