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Senior Research Associate, Biochemical Analysis

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.


As a Senior Research Associate in Clinical In-use & Analytical Development, you will be part of the Biochemical Analysis team within the Chemistry Manufacturing Control (CMC) Science and Technologies department. You will be responsible for setting up and performing In-use compatibility studies, as well as analytical development of several biochemical methods, to support early and late development stages of Genmab’s antibody pipeline, directly contributing to Genmab’s core mission to develop new antibody therapeutics.

You will combine laboratory work with data analysis, data interpretation and documentation. In addition, you will be responsible to coordinate the laboratory work of different projects and present data to other teams within Genmab’s CMC Utrecht and Copenhagen. Given that we are constantly looking for ways to optimize our processes, you will also help develop and implement new methods and techniques.

As Senior Research Associate, you will work closely with the scientific lead and other research associates from the Clinical In-use & Analytical Development sub-team and other closely related teams.


  • Clinical In-use activities include, compatibility and stability of the different drugs with the materials used in the clinic. These activities are crucial for the Investigation New Drug (IND) documentation for First-In-Human Clinical trials.
  • Analytical method development includes validation of several biochemical methods and transfer of the methods to/from Contract Research/Manufacturing Organizations (CROs/CMOs).
  • You will participate in multiple In-use or Analytical development studies together with the scientific lead, which requires you to be pro-active and well-organized.
  • You perform experiments using a wide range of modern biochemical techniques in several simultaneous projects (e.g., HPLC, CE-SDS, icIEF, MFI, HIAC etc.).
  • You will carry out most experiments according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and study-specific protocols, which require high accuracy.
  • You document and report the results clearly and correctly in an electronic lab book and present the results and interpretations to colleagues.
  • You contribute to the method optimization and tech innovation of our team.
  • You act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of one or more laboratory instruments.


  • You have completed a Master’s degree study in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and relevant experience are also considered.
  • You have at least two (2) years of work experience in protein analysis, preferably with antibodies. Experience with analytical development processes is an advantage.
  • You have hands-on experience in at least one of the following techniques: Absorbance Spectroscopy, Capillary Electrophoresis (CE-SDS and icIEF), Analytical Chromatography (HPLC), Micro-flow imaging (MFI), High Accuracy liquid particle counter (HIAC).
  • You are familiar with basic data analysis software (e.g. Excel, JMP or GraphPad Prism). An interest in software and data handling is an advantage.
  • You can work with tight deadlines and are capable of running several projects in parallel and adjusting priorities appropriately.
  • You are motivated by delivering high-quality output and are used to working according to standardized procedures.
  • You are a team player, but you are also capable of working independently.
  • You have good oral 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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