Job Summary About Us
Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the invention and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other important human diseases.
You will work in a global multidisciplinary project team to develop a novel therapeutic antibody compound designed to treat haematological malignancies, both through direct tumour targeting and modulation of the tumour immune microenvironment. As a Lead Scientist in the Translational Research group you will contribute to the (pre-)clinical development of this new compound, by building and executing the translational research and biomarker strategy.
Designing, overseeing and executing the translational research package and biomarker strategy supporting the first-in-human trial (functional characterization of our antibody therapeutics, indication prioritization, IND enabling pharmacology studies, biomarker identification).
Providing clear instructions and guidance to one or more research associates performing preclinical laboratory research
Contributing to regulatory documentation and interactions, ultimately leading to IND/CTA submission and approval and preparation for clinical development.
Communicating the TR and clinical biomarker strategy to the CDT, CDT sub teams, the broader TR Department and other research departments across Genmab.
Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external functional experts that can contribute to the TR strategy.
Regular reporting of TR/Biomarker data to the TR leadership team and Genmab senior management.
the Translational/Biomarker sections in Clinical protocols, Investigator Brochures, Compound Development Plans generation of Clinical Study Reports
Skills & Experience
A Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. in hematology, immuno-oncology or related field, with at least five (5) or more years of translational research, applicable biomarker, program management, and/or clinical trial experience.
A strong background in tumor biology and immunology, and three or more years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research experience.
Capacity to (work with bioinformaticians to) analyze large omics-type datasets (e.g. from next generation sequencing).
A strong publication record demonstrating relevant experience in early drug development, translational research, biomarkers or clinical trials.
Strong communication skills and sufficient experience in drug discovery and/or early development to represent a diverse TR and biomarker team in a CDT and to communicate goals and deliverables to senior management and governance committees throughout Genmab.
Experience in guidance of research associates
A 'getting things done' mentality, pro-active, enthusiastic and goal orientated.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
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 Genmab's policy for all permanently budgeted hires in the Netherlands is to offer a temporary agreement for 1 year, followed by a temporary employment agreement and a contract for indefinite time after two years of employment regardless of seniority.
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