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Research Associate, Protein Separations & CMC

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

Our Protein Separations team is responsible for supporting the CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls) development through all stages of clinical progress with particular focus on our proprietary DuoBody platform technology. We constantly seek to improve our capabilities on screening and defining efficient strategies of antibody purification. We perform process characterization to define suitable and robust operating ranges, mostly for chromatography and TFF (Tangential Flow Filtration) steps. We perform biochemical analyses on antibody products and support development of project specific HPLC-based methods.

We are always looking for ways to improve on existing techniques and to introduce new technologies for process development. Are you looking for a diverse and exciting position in which you can evolve as a person and grow in your own expertise?

Genmab might have your dream job as Research Associate, Protein Separations & CMC!


  • You will perform screening and process development for antibody products;

  • You will implement downstream process steps and perform process characterization studies, primarily on the DuoBody process platform;

  • You will perform and optimize biochemical analyses for antibody products.

  • You will contribute towards having efficient technology transfers to CMOs;

  • You work closely with scientists and other research associates in multiple project teams, primarily in late-stage research projects;

  • You present results in a clear and understandable manner. You document your findings in presentations and written reports;

  • You contribute to continuous optimization and innovation within our team, where scouting for new (high-throughput) technology opportunities is key.


You are keen and motivated to use your up-to-date knowledge and experience with protein purification techniques to strengthen our team. You are precise and accurate in the execution of experiments and in the documentation of the results obtained. You are pro-active and solution-oriented when results do not meet expectations.

In addition, you meet the following professional requirements:

  • You have a completed HLO/BSc/MA education or equivalent;

  • You have at least 1-2 years of experience in a relevant industry;

  • You have experience with CMC research using both preparative and analytical methods;

  • You have experience with preparative protein chromatography techniques (e.g. affinity, ionic and others) and with TFF process design and optimization;

  • You are familiar with relevant software in this field such as UNICORN and Empower;

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

  • You are able to work with tight deadlines and are capable of running several projects in parallel and adjust priorities appropriately;

  • You are a strong team player and collaborate effectively with internal and external parties to support continuous process development and characterization;

  • You have good communication skills in English.

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 .

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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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