Genmab is focused on the creation and development of innovative and differentiated antibody products, with the aim of improving the lives of cancer patients.
Your new team at Genmab
You will be part of the Research Materials department. A close connection of four teams that together focus on fueling Genmab’s discovery pipeline by supplying the base elements for the projects: (eg Antibodies, proteins and (tumor-) cells. Our challenge is to deliver these at predictable and fast timelines and high user-friendliness.
This vacancy is part of the Cell and Molecular Design team, providing molecular biology expertise to the research organization and focus on delivering antibody leads to other expert teams, who will lead further characterizations and development.
We are looking for an ambitious colleague with a scientific background to join us as a new team leader of the Molecular Design team.
Your new role
You will be responsible for motivating, leading, and managing members of the Molecular Design team. The team currently consists of 5 professionals and is still growing. Next to managing the team, and its output, you will liaise with project scientists, project managers, and other expertise teams in and outside the department to coordinate the planning and the priorities. Although you will be working in a scientific setting, your core responsibilities will be focused on leading the team, and collaborating and connecting with relevant stakeholders inside Genmab.
Overall, your main responsibilities include:
You represent the Molecular Science expertise within our Research Materials department and play a key role in the supply of a diverse range of molecular tools to other groups
You motivate and lead a team of research associates with whom you will align with respect to planning and prioritization.
You have experience in automation and data handling.
You proactively propose new technologies for the optimization and innovation of the Cell and Molecular Design team’s processes that contribute to increase the group’s efficiency
You review data, and oversee that the documentation and processing of results by your team is of the right quality and assure that there are no backlogs. You write reports and present them in relevant meetings.
What we ask
This challenging position can fit you, if you have the knowledge and experience to fill the role of a team lead. You are highly motivated to lead and develop your team to become even better. You like to take initiatives and inspire others with your enthusiasm. Of course, you are interested in the latest developments within the molecular science field.
More specifically, we ask the following of you:
A PhD degree in Molecular or (Cell) Biology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry is a plus
You have already some experience leading a team
You have a broad knowledge of and experience within the field of molecular antibody drug discovery
You are a self-critical thinker with an eye for detail and you have excellent problem-solving skills
You have a quality mindset and able to prioritize your work in a fast paced and changing environment
You have strong communication skills, and you are proactive
You are flexible and capable of running several tasks parallel to each other and adjusting priorities appropriately together with and for the team
You recognize the importance of working according to the agreed research based Quality System, which includes adhering to procedures and detailed documentation of your work
What we offer
We offer an opportunity to work in an inspiring environment leading an ambitious and, committed team. This position will help to further develop your managerial and leadership skills, and become an expert in the antibody discovery.
You will be given a warm welcome and we will host a nice onboarding program for our new colleagues, helping you get acquainted with Genmab and the team.
Genmab employees work with determination and with respect for each other, consistent with our core values, to achieve our common goals. We give individuals and teams the autonomy to drive development of innovative products and solutions, knowing that integrity is a core value throughout our company. 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 culture, all aiming to make a difference for cancer patients.
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. We believe that fostering workplace diversity across social, educational, cultural, national, age and gender lines is a prerequisite for the continued success of the company. We are committed to diversity at all levels of the company and strive to recruit employees with the right skills and competences, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, etc.
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 to offer a temporary agreement for one year, followed by a contract for indefinite time regardless of seniority.