Manager, Protein Sample Management (R5077)


Genmab is focused on the creation and development of innovative and differentiated antibody products, with the aim of improving the lives of cancer patients.

The role

Genmab is focused on the creation and development of innovative and differentiated antibody products, with the aim of improving the lives of cancer patients.

You will be part of the Antibody Research Materials department. Four closely connected teams focus on fueling Genmab’s discovery pipeline by supplying the base elements for the projects: the research materials. Our challenge is to deliver these at predictable and fast timelines and high user-friendliness. This vacancy is part of the Protein Sample Management team.

This team is responsible for releasing protein batches after data review, receiving and managing the research material inventory, distributing the antibodies internally as well as organizing shipping to external partners.

In this position as manager, you will lead the logistics part of the team. This team is responsible for managing the inventory and distributing materials to the various research groups in Genmab. You will be guiding the team in improving and further automating the processes to ensure a robust inventory management and timely delivery of the materials to the research teams in our rapidly expanding company. With good teamwork and clear communication you will be part of one of Genmab’s business critical teams supporting the development of therapeutic knock-your-socks-off antibodies.


As Manager, Protein Sample Management, you are the team lead of the logistics team, which is responsible for the inventory, and internal distribution of Genmab’s research antibodies and proteins.

You will be responsible for managing 4-6 Research Associates in their daily activities and managing their workload. You are responsible for the maintenance of and driving improvements in the inventory management and distribution. You will:

  • Lead and motivate the Research Associates that use the protein inventory to provide samples to Genmab’s research groups

  • Together with your team, maintain the inventory and issuance of samples to the requesters

  • Proactively look for ways to increase efficiency and optimize work processes

  • Communicate with Project Managers, Scientists and other Research Associates about requests and changes therein

  • Represent the team and collaborate and connect with relevant stakeholders inside Genmab

  • Together with the Head of PSM, develop medium - long term team strategies for inventory management


You are a team leader that can easily connect with your team and you are enthusiastic about organizing and improving processes using automated platforms. You have a service-oriented attitude and can deal with changing priorities and unexpected workloads. You need to be able to look ahead and determine the actions the team needs to take to be prepared for what is coming the next few years.

Moreover, you meet the following professional requirements:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in biochemistry, biology, or equivalent with 5-8 years of experience working in a laboratory according to established procedures

  • Previous experience with managing people

  • You recognize the importance of working according to the agreed research based Quality System, which includes adhering to procedures and detailed documentation of your work

  • You are flexible, results- and solution driven, capable of running several tasks parallel to each other and adjusting priorities appropriately with and for the team

  • You can motivate your colleagues in getting the best out of themselves

  • You have affection for automation and process improvement

  • Experience with sample management is a plus

  • Experience with software in automation and data handling is a plus

  • Ability to communicate with and across your team in business level English both oral and written

  • Relevant industry related experience is an advantage

Genmab will offer the successful application a challenging position, where the right candidate will have the opportunity to work with highly specialised people across functions in an informal, multicultural environment, with an aim to make a difference in the lives of people with cancer.

At Genmab, we pride ourselves on our unique culture. We are committed to make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients. We hypothesize and experiment to seek innovative solutions, no matter the employee’s role; we speak up, empower each other, and embrace change and growth; we respect and celebrate our differences while working as one team. Teamwork and respect are central pillars of Genmab’s culture and we therefore ensure an inclusive, open, and supportive professional work environment across our international locations. Genmab employees work with determination, challenge the status quo and cultivate a growth mindset in everything we do.

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.

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands; Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in this location 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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Company profile

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose to improve the lives of people with cancer. For more than 20 years, Genmab’s vision to transform cancer treatment has driven its passionate, innovative and collaborative teams to invent next-generation antibody technology platforms and leverage translational research and data sciences, fueling multiple differentiated cancer treatments that make an impact on people’s lives. To develop and deliver novel therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Genmab’s proprietary pipeline includes bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates.

Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit and follow us on

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