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Principal Scientist, Translational Medicine

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.

At Genmab, we're on an exhilarating journey to redefine the future of cancer treatment. Our team is passionately committed to developing innovative antibody therapies that not only treat but transform lives. We're a blend of science and innovation, driven by a caring, candid, and knock your socks off” culture. Unique, resolved, and authentic, we're all about making a difference in the world of serious diseases.

The Role & Department

Join our Translational Medicine team at Genmab! We're looking for a Principal Scientist in our Translational Medicine department to be a key player in our global Precision Medicine function, part of the Translational & Quantitative Sciences organization. You'll be the driving force behind translational research, playing a pivotal role in advancing the development of groundbreaking antibody therapeutics for cancer treatment. Our goal? Simple: Bring the right treatment to the right patient, at the right time.

Your mission: Lead internal projects and external collaborations to steer our clinical programs. You'll be working independently and alongside a dynamic team, turning research into real-world applications that advise our compound-specific programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategize: Implement Translational Medicine and biomarker strategies for clinical-stage oncology compounds. Your work will be vital in enhancing program value and influencing clinical development decisions.

  • Collaborate: Join forces with a spectrum of specialists including translational scientists , data scientists, pharmacologists, clinical research scientists and physicians . You will play a vital role in enriching and ensuring the utility of oncology biomarker projects . .

  • Analyze & Interpret : Drive focused analyses of clinical and translational data, using your findings to shape the strategy of clinical programs and boost the success of our clinical trials.

  • Network & Manage: Build and cultivate relationships with external partners, overseei ng timelines and deliverables for research collaborations.

  • Communicate & Influence: Share your key findings with the Genmab community and beyond, through publications and conferences.

Requirements - What You Bring to the Table

  • Education: A Ph.D. in oncology/immuno-oncology or a related field.

  • Experience: 3-5 years in clinical translational research, biomarkers, and/ or clinical trial experience as translational/biomarker lead .

  • Skills: Strong analytical abilities, a collaborative spirit, and a robust publication record demonstrating relevant experience in drug development & translational research .

  • Personality: Proactive, flexible and goal-oriented .

Location: This position is available in Utrecht, NL, or Princeton, NJ, with the flexibility of working remotely 40% of the time.

About You

You're someone who's passionate about making a difference in cancer treatment. With a solid base in science and a commitment to excellence, you're ready to take on challenges and innovate. You're a teammate, an excellent communicator, and someone who works well in dynamic environments. Most importantly, you're driven by a mission to improve patients' lives through groundbreaking science.

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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