Principal Research Associate, Functional Characterization & Bioassays (R5417)


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

About Us

Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the invention and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other important human diseases.

The role

For the Functional Characterization and Bioassays team we are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Senior/Principal Research Associate. You will be part of a multidisciplinary international team that manufactures state-of-the-art antibody therapeutics. The group develops bioactivity assays used by internal and external parties, such as Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), to demonstrate the quality and characteristics of our antibody products. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and performing bioassay development and qualification activities, collaborating with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and CMOs, and for providing internal support for early-stage development projects.


  • Proactively work in a diverse team of Scientists and Research Associates dedicated to developing and qualifying assays for batch release and characterization.
  • Supervision of Research Associates.
  • Study lead of assay development and qualification.
  • Support transferring assays to CRO/CMO and troubleshooting of transferred methods.
  • Focus on output and achieving goals.
  • Performing wet laboratory work.
  • Accurate documentation of results assuring data integrity.
  • Perform data analysis, draw conclusions and report to the team.
  • Writing and reviewing protocols, job instructions and reports.
  • Set high-quality standards and take initiatives to improve your work.


  • Completed MSc education or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of significant lab experience.
  • Expert in assay development.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and work well under deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Familiar with statistical and data analysis software, such as Excel, GraphPad, and JMP.
  • Experience with DoE is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry, ELISA, and bioassays.
  • Experience with assay development within a GMP environment is a plus.
  • Good documentation skills.
  • You are fluent in English as this is Genmab's business language.

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

Location Utrecht
Principal Research Associate, Functional Characterization & Bioassays (R5417)

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