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Senior Lab Automation Engineer

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

As Senior Lab Automation Engineer, you will directly contribute to the exploration and implementation of state-of-the-art robotics, liquid handling and other automated systems for various business critical laboratory processes.

The Lab Automation team is a part of the Antibody Discovery Technologies department, responsible for technology innovation, and high content and high throughput expertise for Discovery Research within Genmab which allows continuous improvement of our drug discovery and antibody generation processes, initiating the development of ground-breaking medicines for patients.

This is a temporary role for 1 year.


  • You will be supporting the implementation of automated systems in combination with lab applications specialized for the protein supply laboratory processes that are critical for the research organization.

  • With your understanding of automation of biochemical characterization and/or protein purification technologies processes you are responsible for fit-for-purpose script writing for robotics and data processing in close collaboration with the users.

  • You will execute and ensure the maintenance of various business critical laboratory equipment/robotics.

  • You contribute to the implementation of (GxP) software applications and systems when there is a need to integrate with automated solutions, in close collaboration with the relevant departments.

  • You will provide proper documentation of the automated solutions by writing applicable procedures as well as administration in lab notebooks and reports.

  • You will train and guide the lab users to guarantee the implementation and the correct use of the automated solutions within the organization.

  • You will have contact with vendors to support the design, implementation, maintenance and planning of daily operations of various business critical laboratory equipment/robotics.


  • You have a bachelor, master or engineering degree in biotechnology or an equivalent education, with at least 2 years laboratory experience.

  • Have knowledge of- and work experience in liquid handling and/or robotics in a life science setting.

  • Experienced in programming and scripting (such as, VB(A), VB.NET, Python or other coding languages).

  • You have high interest or experience with automation of (cell) biological assays including imaging procedures in a high throughput manner using fully automated and integrated systems.

  • You have a high interest in high-end laboratory automation technologies and innovations, and you strive to expand your knowledge.

  • Are interested in administration and change management of complex automated laboratory systems with multiple users.

  • You are service minded, have a getting things done mentality and you are motivated by high quality results.

  • You take the initiative, enjoy working in a team and inspire others with your enthusiasm.

  • Excellent verbal and written 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

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 .

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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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