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Research Associate, Product Discovery

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

In this position at Genmab, Utrecht, you will work as a Research Associate in the Product Discovery team, working on a broad set of in vitro and ex-vivo experiments. As a member of project groups, you will be working on the development of therapeutic knock-your-socks-off antibodies. If this sounds like you, Genmab might have your desired job!


As Research Associate Product Discovery, you will be responsible for studying the mechanism of action and anti-tumor activity of our antibody products . That is where you come in and where you can help us realize our growth ambitions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively work in a team of Scientists and Research Associates dedicated to the discovery of therapeutic antibody products
  • With your up-to-date knowledge of and experience within the field of immunology and tumor cell biology, you are responsible for the accurate execution of experiments in assigned research studies
  • Document and process test results, draw conclusions and report these to the team
  • By investigating disease biology, antibody mode-of-action and antibody response using state-of-the-art technology, you contribute to the discovery of new antibody targets


A challenging position in the latest biotechnology industry lies in store for you. That is, of course, if you have the knowledge and experience to fill the role of Research Associate Product Discovery. You enjoy taking responsibility of your own projects while being a true team player, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and to pro-actively work in an enthusiastic team. More specifically, we ask the following of you:

  • A completed HLO, Masters or equivalent in a relevant life science subject
  • Relevant work experience within immunology and tumor cell biology from either academia or industry is preferred
  • You have experience with flow cytometry and subsequence analysis
  • Experience with primary cell isolations from human blood, cell culture, functional cellular assays (e.g. Cytotoxicity assays) and related immunological techniques (e.g. Luminex, ELISA)
  • Experience with small molecule inhibitors and chemical handling is advantageous
  • Understanding of electronic laboratory notebook reporting is advantageous
  • Capability to run several experiments in parallel and work flexibly
  • Furthermore, you have goal orientated mentality and verbal and written communication skills in English, on professional business level

Additional Job Description

Conduct activities related to assigned research study (e.g. conducting experiments, report processing, and documentation) with some guidance.

Provide inputs for optimization of standardized/pre-described lab processes in assigned technology/study. Contribute to teams in projects and project meetings by delivering against tasks and asking clarifying questions.

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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