(Senior) Research Associate, Cell Banking & Automation (R5475)


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

Within the Antibody Research Materials Department, Cell and Molecular Design Group at Genmab, we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic (Senior) Research Associate to provide tumor cell banks for the research groups to test these differentiated antibody products.

Looking for an established position in which you can evolve as a person and grow your own expertise in cell banking, automation and documentation?

Genmab might have your dream job as (Senior) Research Associate for Cell Banking & Automation.

The role

You will work within the team of Cell Banking & Transient Production. This team consists of two sub- teams, one is responsible for the development and production of tumor cell banks and the other one is responsible for the production of proteins through our transient cell line systems. In this role you will be responsible for the development and documentation of tumor cell banks for research purposes within the Cell Banking sub-team. Besides, you will also contribute to the development of automation systems with an interdisciplinary approach.


  • With your team you will produce tumor cell banks for research groups

  • With your up-to-date knowledge of and experience in different cell culture techniques you will culture small scale to large scale tumor cell banks

  • Contribute to the optimization and automation of tumor cell banking processes, scout for collaboration with interdisciplinary team within and outside the company

  • Establish good laboratory practices and maintain the high quality cell banking procedure

  • With your excellent documentation skills you will document your work and continuously asses good documentation processes

  • Continuously asses and improve current work flows and implement them in electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

  • Review current SOPs and establish new SOPs regarding to the tumor cell banking process while using existing electronic documentation systems

  • Work cross functionally and contribute the documentation process of transient production sub team


This established position can fit you, if you have the knowledge and experience to fill the role of (Senior) Research Associate. You have relevant experience and are highly motivated to perform tumor cell banking and documentation. You are not hesitant to take initiative, enjoy working in a team and inspire others with your enthusiasm. Of course, you are interested in the latest developments in cell banking and protein production. More specifically, we ask for the following qualifications:

  • A completed Bachelors or MSc education in Biotechnology or Applied Sciences or related fields.

  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in a GLP/GMP environment with various cell culture techniques in either biotech, pharma companies or academic environments.

  • Have hands on mentality as this role requires actively working in the lab.

  • Have user/development experience in cell culture automation systems

  • Have user/development experience in ELN/LIMPs systems

  • Capable of working and maintaining a GLP laboratory.

  • Capable of organizing and prioritizing work.

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

  • Experience with electronic lab documentation systems.

  • As our new (Senior) Research Associate you are detail oriented, flexible to change focus.

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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