Translational Medicine Lead (R5702)


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

The Translational Medicine (TM) team is embedded in the larger Translational Research & Precision Medicine department (TR&PrM). As TM Lead, you will lead a multidisciplinary team responsible for the design and execution of the TR&PrM strategy for projects in clinical development designed to treat hematological malignancies.

The TM Lead reports to the Director, Translational Medicine, who is responsible for strategical oversight across multiple clinical development programs within TM.


  • Represent the TM function in the compound development team (CDT), a multidisciplinary global project team tasked with progressing novel antibody molecules through clinical development.

  • Chair the program-specific Translational Medicine Team, which is a CDT sub team composed of multidisciplinary experts all contributing to execution of the translational strategy.

  • Design and develop translational medicine and clinical biomarker strategies in collaboration with team members to inform and enable the clinical development of Hematology-Oncology program(s).

  • Oversee, and execute translational and biomarker strategy and provide interpretation of clinical biomarker data to inform and guide development of clinical program(s).

  • Contribute to regulatory documentation and health authority interactions, including translational/biomarker sections in clinical protocols and clinical study reports.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external (academic or CRO) functional experts that can contribute to the TM strategy.

  • Regular reporting of TM/Biomarker strategy and data to Genmab senior management.


  • A Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. in immune-oncology, oncology, immunology or related field, with at least eight (8) or more years of translational research, applicable biomarker, and/or clinical trial experience.

  • A solid background in hematology/oncology supported by a strong publication record.

  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research experience, including experience (translational research) in clinical development.

  • Strong communication skills and sufficient experience in drug discovery and/or early development to represent TR&PrM in the multidisciplinary TR team in a CDT and to communicate goals and deliverables to senior management and governance committees throughout Genmab.

  • You strive for scientific excellence.

  • You demonstrate excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • You work well in a matrix organization, you like to work with a team of experts to get things done.

  • You are capable of working in global project teams.

  • Travel will be approximately 10%.

  • Experience in guidance of research associates and scientists.

  • A ‘getting things done’ mentality, pro-active, enthusiastic and goal orientated.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

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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Translational Medicine Lead (R5702)

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