Posted 6 days ago
Associate Director, Translational Medicine
Genmab A/S - Princeton, NJ
At Genmab, we're committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

The Role:

The Translational Medicine (TM) team is embedded in the larger Precision Medicine (PrM) & Translational and Quantitative sciences (TQS) department. The TM Lead reports to the Director, Translational Medicine, who is responsible for strategical oversight across multiple clinical development programs within TM. As a TM Lead, you will work alongside the Director, Translational Medicine to support a multidisciplinary team responsible for the design and execution of the biomarker strategy and biological interpretation for projects in clinical development designed to treat hematological malignancies.


  • Represent the TM function at various sub/working groups in a multidisciplinary global project team tasked with progressing novel antibody molecules through clinical development.
  • 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).
  • Contribute to the translational and biomarker strategy and 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 data to Genmab development teams and senior management.


  • A Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. preferably within Heme-oncology, immunotherapy, 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 TQS&PrM in the multidisciplinary TM team and to communicate goals and deliverables to senior management and governance committees throughout Genmab.
  • Experience in guidance of research associates and scientists.
  • 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.
  • You have a 'getting things done' mentality, pro-active, enthusiastic and goal orientated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Travel will be approximately 10%.

For US based candidates, the proposed salary band for this position is as follows:


The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses.

About You
  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so


Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you're in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab's vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO™) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

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