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Senior Research Associate, Functional Characterization & Bioassays

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.


For the Functional Characterization & Bioassays (FCB) team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Senior Research Associate (Sr RA) for a period of 6 months, to cover a parental leave. The group develops binding and potency assays used internally and by external parties, such as Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), to demonstrate the quality and characteristics of our antibody products (to be) used in clinical studies.


As Senior Research Associate, Functional Characterization & Bioassays , you will be working in a team of scientists and research associates dedicated to developing and validating functional bioassays. Specifically, you will participate in assay development to support (pre-) clinical candidates and novel characterization method s . In this role, you will spend 3-4 days in the lab, and 1-2 days for ELN and documentation, so onsite availability for this role is required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Primarily performing ELISA and cell-based potency assays.

  • Work with scientists and RAs to develop and execute bioassays (luminescent reporter assays).

  • Independently c onduct activities related to assigned study, such as conducting experiments, data analysis , interpretation and overview, and documentation.

  • Actively participate in data discussion s and design of subsequent experiments.

  • Present results to team and contribute to reporting.


You are someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced biotechnology environment. With your experience in performing and developing cell-based assays , you take an active role in your field of expertise . You are highly motivated to achieve the goals that are important to Genmab’s therapeutic antibody projects. Specifically, we ask the following of you:

  • You have a t least a BSc degree in a life science related field .

  • Relevant experience in performing bioassays , in industry or academia , for at least 3 years.

  • Knowledge of and experience with cell-based assays and immune-oncology assays is a must.

  • Experience with SoftMax Pro and JMP is highly preferred.

  • Experience with cell culture and reporter assays is a preference.

  • You are highly organized and are energized by delivering high quality results and documentation.

  • Team player with pro-active attitude and can-do mentality.

  • Proficiency in English, as this is the leading language within Genmab.

  • You are eligible to work in the Netherlands without the requirement of applying for a permit.

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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