Scientist, Discovery Data Science


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

Genmab is currently seeking a (Senior) Data Scientist for Early Discovery Research to be based at the Zeist office in the Netherlands, for a highly collaborative role between Data Science, New Antibody Products Research and the Antibody Research and Technology team.

You will work in a multidisciplinary, international team of world-class scientists with state-of-the-art knowledge of the antibody and oncology field. The goal is to transform how antibody therapeutics are discovered and optimized using a highly integrated combination of wet lab, computational biology, and bioinformatics approaches. As a highly independent computational scientist you will contribute to innovative projects in early stage research, with the freedom to explore and implement cutting-edge technologies in which to discover and act on new cancer drug targets. This role is focused on identifying new approaches to match Genmab’s innovative antibody drug platforms.

Genmab places a high value on new, transformational data science approaches to enhance our drug discovery and development efforts. As a (Senior) Data Scientist in the Discovery Data Science team, you will get the unique opportunity to make a large impact on the development of ground-breaking new medicines to serve cancer patients with high unmet medical needs. In addition, as a fully integrated biotech company, Genmab will give you the chance to experience drug development from discovery to translation into the clinic.


  • You will lead multiple efforts to identify new opportunities for matching new antibody drug approaches to oncology targets.

  • You work independently, formulating next steps and drive project teams forward.

  • You are well-aware of the biological context of projects and can provide biological interpretations of your results to teams with diverse scientific backgrounds.

  • You lead relevant projects, both in house as well as outsourced to service providers.

  • You demonstrate ownership of your projects and collaborations, becoming the main point of contact for all projects that occur within your purview.

  • You are responsible for the visualization of complex data, reducing complex problems into intuitive explanations that can be presented to a diverse scientific audience.

  • You play a pivotal role in prototyping and guiding the development and expansion of cutting-edge bioinformatics and computational tools and pipelines to support your work and the organization in general.

  • You develop a long-term vision that anticipates emerging organizational needs and act to translate that into an array of technology evaluation pilots, external partnerships, and workstreams to advance discovery research and find new cancer and immune-oncology targets.

  • You report scientific results in patents, publications, and regulatory documents.


  • You hold a PhD degree in biology, bioinformatics, or computational biology/immunology field.

  • 2 years or more experience from a similar position within industry or as a postdoctoral researcher.

  • You have a strong biology background, preferably in immunology, oncology and/or (antibody) drug development. Experience with antibody therapeutics is a plus.

  • You have experience with state-of-the art genomic technologies, such as single cell sequencing technologies, proteomics, DNA sequencing and others.

  • You have good programming skills (preferably with R) and are experienced in using cloud services for storage and computing.

  • You have formal training in or extensive experience with applied statistics, modeling, and machine learning.

  • You are creative, pro-active, enthusiastic, out-of-the-box thinking, and goal orientated with a strong ability to work independently.

  • You are a skilled communicator who can work in teams with diverse professional backgrounds and can liaise between the worlds of computational biology and basic biology.

  • You have published in high quality journals, references, and external presentations.

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Genmab employees work with determination and with respect for each other, consistent with our core values, to achieve our common goals. We give individuals and teams the autonomy to drive development of innovative products and solutions, knowing that integrity is a core value throughout our company. 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 culture, all aiming to make a difference for cancer patients.

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. We believe that fostering workplace diversity across social, educational, cultural, national, age and gender lines is a prerequisite for the continued success of the company. We are committed to diversity at all levels of the company and strive to recruit employees with the right skills and competences, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, etc.

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 to offer a temporary agreement for one year, followed by a contract for indefinite time regardless of seniority.

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

Scientist, Discovery Data Science

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