(Senior) Research Associate, Product Discovery (R3858)


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

In this position at Genmab, Utrecht, you will work as a Senior Research Associate in the New Antibody Products Research (NAPR) team, working on a broad set of in vitro and ex-vivo experiments. As a member of project groups, you will be working on the development of therapeutic knock-your-socks-off antibodies. If this sounds like you, Genmab might have your desired job!


As Senior Research Associate NAPR, you will be responsible for studying the mechanism of action and anti-tumor activity of our antibody products. That is where you come in and where you can help us realize our growth ambitions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively work in a team of Scientists and Research Associates dedicated to the discovery of therapeutic antibody products

  • With your up-to-date knowledge of and experience within the field of immunology and tumor cell biology, you are responsible for the accurate execution of experiments in assigned research studies

  • Document and process test results, draw conclusions and report these to the team

  • By investigating disease biology, antibody mode-of-action and antibody response using state-of-the-art technology, you contribute to the discovery of new antibody targets


A challenging position in the latest biotechnology industry lies in store for you. That is, of course, if you have the knowledge and experience to fill the role of Senior Research Associate NAPR. You enjoy taking responsibility of your own projects while being a true team player, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and to pro-actively work in an enthusiastic team. More specifically, we ask the following of you:

  • A completed HLO, Masters or equivalent in a relevant life science subject

  • Relevant work experience within immunology and tumor cell biology from either academia or industry is preferred

  • You have experience with flow cytometry and subsequence analysis

  • Experience with primary cell isolations from human blood, cell culture, functional cellular assays (e.g. Cytotoxicity assays) and related immunological techniques (e.g. Luminex, ELISA)

  • Experience with small molecule inhibitors and chemical handling is advantageous

  • Understanding of electronic laboratory notebook reporting is advantageous

  • Capability to run several experiments in parallel and work flexibly

Furthermore, you have goal orientated mentality and verbal and written communication skills in English, on professional business level

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
(Senior) Research Associate, Product Discovery (R3858)

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