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Senior Research Associate, Product Discovery

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.

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The role

In this position at Genmab, Utrecht, you will work as a ( Senior) Research Associate in the Product Discovery team, working on a broad set of in vitro and ex-vivo experiments. As a member of project groups, you will be working on the development of therapeutic knock-your-socks-off antibodies. If this sounds like you, Genmab might have your desired job! As Research Associate Product Discovery, you will be responsible for studying the mechanism of action and anti-tumor activity of our antibody products. A challenging position in the latest biotechnology industry that lies in store for you, in which you can help us realize our mission to improve the lives of cancer patients.

Ready to step into a new position to directly apply your scientific knowledge to the development of innovative cancer medication?


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively work in a team of Scientists and Research Associates dedicated to the discovery of therapeutic antibody products;

  • With your up-to-date knowledge of and experience within the field of immunology, you are responsible for the accurate execution of experiments in assigned research studies;

  • Document and process test results, draw conclusions and report these to the team;

  • By investigating disease biology, antibody mode-of-action and antibody response using state-of-the-art technology, you contribute to the discovery of new antibody targets.


You enjoy taking responsibility of your own projects while being a true team player, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and to pro-actively work in an enthusiastic team. More specifically, we ask the following of you:

  • A completed HLO, Masters or equivalent in a relevant life science subject;

  • Approximately 3 years of relevant experience within immunology and tumor cell biology from either academia or industry is preferred;

  • Experience with primary cell isolations from human blood;

  • You have experience with flow cytometry and subsequent analysis;

  • Experience with cell culture, functional cellular assays (e.g. ADCP, Cytotoxicity assays, T cell proliferation, Seahorse) and related immunological techniques (e.g. Luminex, ELISA) is preferred;

  • Understanding of electronic laboratory notebook reporting is advantageous;

  • Capability to run several experiments in parallel and work flexibly;

  • Y ou have a goal orientated mentality and verbal and written communication skills in English, on professional business level.

Additional Job Description

  • Conduct activities related to assigned research study (e.g. conducting experiments, report processing, and documentation) with some guidance;

  • Provide input for optimization of standardized/pre-described lab processes in assigned technology/study;

  • Contribute to teams in projects and project meetings by delivering against tasks and asking clarifying questions.

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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