Principal Research Associate, Functional Charaterization & Bioassays
Genmab is focused on the creation and development of innovative and differentiated antibody products, with the aim of improving the lives of cancer patients.
As our new Principal Research Associate, you will be a pivotal player in nurturing Genmab’s growing ambitions. You would be responsible in supporting characterization studies for state-of-the-art antibody therapeutics across Genmab’s global organization and working together with your team to develop bioactivity assays which are used by internal and external parties. If this sounds what you are looking for, Genmab might have the perfect job for you!
Your new role at Genmab
Demonstrating quality and characteristics of our antibody products, being responsible for the coordination and performance of bioassay development and validation activities, collaborating with Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s) and Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO’s), as well as providing internal support for late-stage development projects, these are some of the tasks of being a Principal Research Associate at Genmab. We are currently in a growing phase with a ‘knock your socks off’ pipeline of new antibody products. That is where you come in and help us realize our growth ambitions
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work in a team of scientists and research associates dedicated to developing and qualifying assays for batch release and characterization of late-stage clinical candidates.
Efficiently organize the execution of characterization plans and ensure adherence to guidelines in accordance with strict timelines.
Coordinate and support functional characterization activities and ensure correct execution and documentation done by other Research Associates.
Support assay development, optimization and/or qualification.
Write and review study plans and reports.
Set high quality standards and take initiatives to improve the teams and your own work.
D ocumenting and processing test results, drawing conclusions, and reporting these to the team.
Support troubleshooting activities of validated assays at CMO/CROs.
What we ask
A challenging position lies in store for you. That is of course, if you have the knowledge and experience to fill the role of Principal Research Associate . You are someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced biotechnology environment and enjoys taking responsibility for your own projects while being a true team player. Specifically, we ask the following of you:
You have either completed HLO/BSc or MSc education or equivalent with >6 years lab experience.
Excellent planner and can adhere to tight deadlines.
Work in a flexible way to execute experiments with flow cytometry, ELISA, and functional cellular assays. In parallel with your role as assay development coordinator for other Research Associates.
Communicate your experimental plan and results clearly to the team and other parties involved.
Interested in learning antibody structure/function relationship.
Knowledge of and/or work experience with immune cells, immune-oncology assays, and kinetics based assays
Fluency in English.
Preferred but not required for this job role, you would have:
Experience with assay development and/or sample testing within a GMP 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.