Genmab B.V. - Utrecht UT

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 role at Genmab
For the Functional Characterization & Bioassays (FCB) team we are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Scientist. The group develops binding and potency assays used internally and by external parties, such as Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), to demonstrate the quality and characteristics of our antibody products.

As Scientist FCB, you will be working in a team of scientists and research associates dedicated to developing and validating state-of-the-art bioassays. Specifically, you will design and develop bioassays for projects in the preclinical and clinical development stage, and perform product characterization to support regulatory filing. With your up to date knowledge and experience you represent the CMC bioassay expertise within our organization.

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:

  • Translating the mechanism of action of our products into a meaningful bioassay strategy for release and stability of clinical batches.

  • Manage and work closely with a team of Research Associates (2-3) to develop and qualify immunological and cell-based assays.

  • Act as an author in necessary documentation and coordinate method implementation at external parties (CROs/CMOs).

  • Collaborating with CROs/CMOs as necessary and provide expert input to validation strategy, questions, sample analysis, and method life cycle management.

  • Checking of compliance with GxP and FDA regulations.

  • Defining the functional characterization approach and coordinating the execution of structure-function studies.

  • Keeping the team up to date with the latest developments in the field, such as novel technologies and regulatory requirements.

What we ask

A development focused position lies in store for you. You are someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced biotechnology environment. With your experience in bioassay development and validation, you follow new scientific and regulatory developments closely and take an active role in your field of expertise. You are highly motivated to achieve the goals that are important to Genmab’s therapeutic antibody projects. Specifically, we ask the following of you:

  • A completed academic education or equivalent and two to five years of experience in leading assay development and validation in a (biotechnology) company

  • Proven experience with the development and troubleshooting of immunological and cell-based assays (e.g. ELISA, luminescence assays). Experience with SPR and/or automation would be advantageous.

  • Ability to run several projects parallel to each other and adjust priorities appropriately with the team.

  • Motivated by delivering high quality output. Work experience with regulatory guidelines for product related assays is required.

  • Excellent relational and communication skills in English.

  • Previous experience of managing external collaborations is beneficial.

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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