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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.

The Role

Genmab is seeking a Senior Research Associate for a newly formed team within the New Antibody Products Research (NAPR) department focused on exploring disease areas beyond oncology.  This team leverages Genmab knowledge, antibodies and state-of-the-art antibody technologies for the discovery of transformative products to treat Immune-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases (IMCID).

With your immunological expertise, you will be responsible for the set-up and execution of a broad set of in vitro assays, product screens and proof-of-concept studies to select the best candidates for further pre-clinical development. Importantly, you will participate in shaping and consolidating the new team and building the experimental capabilities required for the development of novel product concepts in this new area of research.


  • You will work together with Scientists and other Research Associates in the team to advance 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 design and execution of experiments in assigned research studies.

  • You work independently, document and process test results, draw conclusions and report these to the team.

  • You are able to understand the fundamental concepts behind the assays and will contribute to scouting and setting-up new, innovative assays, in close collaboration with a scientist.


  • You have a completed HLO education or equivalent and have 3-5 years of relevant work experience in academia or industry.

  • You have professional experience in techniques in the field of immunology and cell biology.

  • You have experience with cell culture, isolation of primary cell from human blood, flow cytometry and functional cellular assays.

  • Experience in the field of chronic inflammatory diseases/autoimmunity is an advantage.

  • Experience with electronic laboratory notebook reporting is an advantage.

  • You have a ‘getting things done mentality', you are enthusiastic, goal-oriented, efficient and accurate and you enjoy working in a team.

  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and taking part in the development of a new team.

  • You take initiative, set high-quality standards and keep an eye on ways to improve your work.

  • You welcome and use feedback as an opportunity to learn and grow.

  • You are capable of running several experiments in parallel and working in a flexible way.

  • You are fluent in English.

  • You are driven to work on the development of a new generation of medicines.

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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