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Senior Research Associate, Early Translational Research

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

The Senior Research Associate, Translational Research (TR), is a member of the TR team, which is embedded in the global Translational & Quantitative Science (T&QS) department. The TR team specifically focusses on preclinical and translational research for novel antibody products in preclinical development and the early stages of clinical development.

The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for a broad set of in vitro experiments to study the mechanism of action of our antibody products. In addition, your experiments will contribute to indication prioritization and identification of biomarkers. Thereby, you contribute to identifying the optimal translational strategy to test our antibody products in the clinic. Frequently used techniques are multicolour flow cytometry, cell culture, functional cellular assays, life cell imaging, and immunoassays.

The Senior Research Associate works within an Expertise Team, that is responsible for a range of assays. You will report directly to the Expertise Team Lead, however you will also be closely working together with the project scientist(s), who oversee the preclinical research strategy for new antibody products.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively work in a team of Research Associates on various projects to ensure timely delivery of preclinical study results.
  • Provide guidance/be a mentor for (junior) Research Associates
  • Independently lead the design, planning, and timely execution of experiments in assigned preclinical research studies, with your up-to-date knowledge and extensive experience with techniques in the field of immuno-oncology and cell biology
  • Take initiative to shape the preclinical research strategy by proposing and designing follow-up experiments based on emerging data and staying abreast of relevant literature.
  • Document, process, and analyze experimental results in a timely manner; draw valid conclusions, contextualize findings based on how they inform the preclinical & wider translational strategy, and present these insights to the wider project team.
  • Lead assay development, optimization, and implementation efforts
  • Support automatization and E-Systems development
  • Set high quality standards and take initiatives to improve the teams and your own work

Requirements

  • You have completed HLO education or equivalent in a relevant life science subject with >4 years lab experience in industry or academia.
  • You have deep knowledge of and hands-on experience in immuno-oncology and its techniques, particular multicolour flow cytometry, cell culture/functional cellular assays, and immunoassays.
  • You are precise and efficient in the execution of experiments and documentation of results; you take ownership in data analysis and interpretation.
  • You are enthusiastic and goal-oriented, you communicate openly, enjoy working in a team and can adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • You take initiative, set high quality standards, are motivated to expand your knowledge and skills, and contribute to various projects.
  • You are capable of independently planning, designing, and running experiments in parallel with limited supervision, you can work in a flexible way, while adapting to tight timelines
  • You are fluent 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

Locations

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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