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Principal Research Associate, Protein Analytics & Labeling Lead

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 Role

You will be part of the Antibody Research Materials department. A close connection of four teams that together focus on fueling Genmab’s discovery pipeline by supplying the base elements for the projects: the research materials. Our challenge is to deliver these at predictable and fast timelines and high user-friendliness .

This vacancy is part of the Protein Supply & Analytics team and specifically we are looking for a manager for the Protein Analysis & Labeling team . This team is responsible for protein labeling and the biochemical characterization of Genmab’s therapeutic antibody batches. We constantly seek to improve existing techniques and to implement new analytical techniques.

With your scientific knowledge and expertise , you will contribute to multidisciplinary project teams to help develop state-of-the-art antibody therapeutics .


As a manager within the Protein Analysis & Labeling team you will:

  • Lead and motivate the Research Associates in your team who perform experiments for biochemical characterization of proteins and protein conjugation activities.

  • Apply your up-to-date knowledge about proteins and biochemical techniques for protein and antibody characterization to review data obtained by your team .

  • Be responsible for team deliverables, quality criteria of protein and manage ment of resources and materials.

  • Contribute to reviewing and writing of Standard Operating Procedures within area of expertise .

  • Proactively d rive and contribute to process improvement projects running within the team and department.

  • Contribute to digital system projects, automation and data handling.

  • Document scientific results in presentations, reports and relevant meetings.


You are a team leader with expertise in protein/antibody chemistry, chromat ography , and analytical characterization . You are driven to lead your team towards achieving critical goals for Genmab’s therapeutic antibody projects. Your proactive approach, hands-on mentality, c ontinuous improvement, and results-driven nature inspire and energize your team

Moreover, you meet the following professional requirements:

  • You hold a MSc degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Biotechnology focused on protein characterization with at least 5 years of relevant work experience , or you hold a PhD in one of these disciplines .

  • You have team management experience, focusing on the personal and professional development of your direct reports.

  • You have broad knowledge and experience with the most common protein purification and bioanalytical techniques , such a s HPLC/UPLC, electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, CE-SDS, native), and endotoxin testing .

  • You are skilled in reviewing analytical data and maintain high-quality standard with attention to detail.

  • You excel at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks efficiently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • You are motivated by delivering high quality output and are used to working according to a quality system.

  • You are process - minded and enjoy optimizing processes to enhance efficiency and possess strong problem-solving skills.

  • You have an interest in data science, automation, and data handling.

  • You are a self-critical thinker with an eye for detail.

  • You have excellent communication skills, and you are proactive .

  • You are a strong team player and collaborate effectively with colleagues within the team and in project and expert teams.

  • You have professional business level English language skills, both written and verbal .

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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