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Senior Scientific Writer

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.

Senior Scientific Writer

The team

The Scientific Communication team is responsible for providing scientific writing and documentation support for our Antibody Discovery, Antibody Research Formats & Technologies, Product Discovery, and Translational and Quantitative Science departments. The team is NL-based and embedded in the Translational Research department.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Sr. Scientific writer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing non-clinical pharmacology reports, scientific publications, presentations, and other scientific communications packages in various projects at different development stages.

Job description

As Sr. Scientific Writer, you will work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure the pre-clinical development of Genmab’s pipeline by taking an active lead on writing scientific packages effectively and accurately. You will contribute to the discovery and development of ground-breaking new cancer medicines and technologies. You will participate in (global) multidisciplinary projects being part of Compound Development Teams (CDTs).

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading and coordinating all Scientific Communication tasks within assigned CDTs:
    • Providing high-quality study reports and summaries of nonclinical and/or translational data for different purposes, such as regulatory submissions (IND, CTA, BLA, investigators brochures, etc.), patent applications, publications in scientific journals, and competitive intelligence analyses.
    • Supporting the publication strategy by generating scientific abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts promptly.
    • Working closely together with the team of scientists on gathering profound knowledge of the therapeutic targets and antibody biology and creating consultative advice for the wider team.
  • Coordinating and writing technical reports according to regulatory requirements to support different teams in Translational and Quantitative Science.
  • Managing and coordinating non-clinical documentation progress, review, and approval processes.
  • Contributing to the identification of new opportunities for Genmab’s pipeline and technology development through literature and database searches, and by keeping up to date with the field of antibody therapeutics.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ph.D. in science with expertise in immunology, antibody biology, and/or (immuno-) oncology, combined with a strong talent in the writing of scientific documents.
  • Proven expertise in scientific writing with acknowledged high-quality standards for summarizing the essence of research data and intrinsic attention to detail.
  • Publication record in scientific journals of related fields.
  • Proactive, flexible, and focused on achieving the goals set for the company and individual sub-teams.
  • Knowledge of regulatory submissions such as IND, CTA, and BLA submissions.
  • Open to feedback on your position and can adapt where necessary.
  • Energized by working on several projects in parallel in an agile fast-paced organization and able to plan and prioritize appropriately.
  • Work experience in a (biotechnology) company in a similar position is an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. The Dutch language is not needed.

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 .

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website .

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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