(Senior) Research Associate Cell and Molecular Sciences (r5409)


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

We are looking for a (Senior) Research Associate to join our Cell & Molecular Science (CMS) department. This team is part of the Antibody Discovery Technologies (ADT) cluster and responsible for the development and implementation of new molecular biology capabilities and processes to facilitate antibody format- and product discovery. As a (Senior) Research Associate in the CMS team, you will work with highly motivated colleagues and collaborate with antibody format discovery, product discovery and research material teams supporting the organization with state-of-the-art molecular biology tools and capabilities. You will focus on the development of novel technologies related to antigen generation, protein expression, immunizations and antibody discovery and you will contribute to the automation of molecular biological techniques using liquid handling systems. The aim of this is to improve our drug discovery and antibody panel generation processes, thereby initiating the development of ground-breaking medicines for cancer patients.

You are experienced and passionate about working with techniques in the field of molecular biology. You are enthusiastic, creative and determined. You have the ambition to further develop your skills in molecular biology and are driven to work with colleagues on the development of new antibody-based cancer medicines.


  • You support our Technology Innovation research within the ADT cluster with molecular biology techniques.

  • You closely collaborate with colleagues and will work on the implementation of novel technologies related to antigen generation, protein expression, immunizations and antibody discovery that will improve the development of therapeutic antibody products.

  • You will contribute to new in-house molecular biology capabilities, such as mRNA-based expression platforms.

  • Projects you will work on may include: Optimizing/implementing novel immunization strategies; High-throughput single B cell sorting (multi-color flow-cytometric sorting) and cloning; Optimizing molecular biology based high-throughput recovery of antibody sequences to support our antibody panel generation process.

  • You record scientific results in electronic notebooks, reports and presentations.


  • BSc/HLO or MSc in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or a related discipline.

  • Between 0-3 years of experience with working in industry or academia.

  • Affinity with technology and setting up new technologies.

  • Broad practical experience with molecular biological techniques such as molecular cloning, PCR and vector design is a must.

  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays is a must.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in the field of immunization, FACS, B-cell sorting, antibody biology and protein chemistry is an advantage.

  • Experience or affinity with automation and programming of liquid handling robotics is preferred.

  • You are goal-oriented and have a can-do mentality.

  • You have good communicational skills in English, oral and written.

  • You recognize the importance of working according to a quality system, which includes adhering to procedures and detailed documentation of your work.

  • You are creative in your way of thinking to contribute to technology innovation.

  • You enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously and can adapt to a dynamic environment.

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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(Senior) Research Associate Cell and Molecular Sciences (r5409)

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