Vacancy List Details

Vacancy List Details

Director Antibody Technology

Utrecht, The Netherlands

The role
As Director Antibody Technology, you are responsible for keeping Genmab’s antibody generation technological processes & capabilities state-of-the-art. 
The major goals to deliver will be set by Genmab’s New Format & Technology program, New Products program and (pre-)clinical development plans. In your role as Director Antibody Technology you ensure that these deliverables are achieved and processes and activities are optimally aligned In addition, based on the company’s needs and expectations, you run a Technology Innovation program that defines how Genmab’s  capabilities need to be improved to ensure optimal process and capabilities with regard to revolutionary antibody creation, screening, analyses and selection in the best possible way. 

Your work focuses on the expert areas of Lead Generation (including screening capabil-ities and molecular biology capabilities), Protein Production & Characterization and other non- and pre-clinical related assays and technologies. You manage the connection between the various technology experts and ensure optimal delivery to the goals in all pre-clinical stages. You advise on later stage development when desired. You bring a shared focus in the work of the various processes and define process improvements where needed. It is critical that you optimally connect to expectations as set in the dif-ferent antibody projects and programs and that you have a forward looking perspective. Based on your broad knowledge and expertise, you actively discuss scientific and tech-nological challenges with Genmab’s experts. 

Your role in the Technology Innovation program may act beyond your line responsibili-ties (Lead Generation and Protein Production & Characterization), alignment with the other programs and expertise areas is considered critical. In this role, in close collabora-tion with the experts involved, you bring relevant new technologies in Genmab, all to ensure that Genmab has future-proof process capabilities for the discovery and genera-tion of antibody products, critical to reach its goals. 

The Director Antibody Technology reports hierarchically to the Sr. Director Operations & Resource Management and functionally to the VP Research and Sr. Director New Anti-body Products, whereas a number of Technology Experts report functionally to you.

What you need to succeed
You have a PhD in Life Sciences. A background and/or broad knowledge of Molecular Biology is considered a plus. Also, you have a minimum of 5 - 10 years of relevant experience within the biotechnological and/or pharmaceutical industry. During this time you have acquired a solid understanding of Research & Development in an industrial setting. In addition, you have a proven track record of implementing new techniques. You are familiar with technology transfer and have a broad knowledge of various expert-ises, like analytical chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.
As a person, you are convincing, energetic and enthusiastic. Also, you have excellent networking skills and are able to lead and inspire the technical people in an organisation. You are innovative, opportunity driven and willing to take calculated risks. Furthermore, you are a pro-active leader and have an easy-going mentality. You are capable to recognise the trends in the field of Antibody Technology and you can think ahead. Final-ly, you are willing to travel for work.

What you’ll get in return
Genmab’s compensation packages are competitive and recognizes employees’ perfor-mance through merit-based bonus and salary review programs.
The balance between work life and personal time is maintained by providing paid vaca-tion, public holidays and other benefits such as disability, pension and health benefits. 
Our recognition and service awards programs celebrate employee successes and commitment to the company.

How to apply
Hays Life Sciences has been appointed by Genmab to perform the full search and selection for this executive position. If you're interested in this role, please follow this link to apply via Hays. For further information you can contact Michael van den Brink: 
+31 (0)646891632

Our Company 
At Genmab we strive to improve the lives of cancer patients by creating and developing innovative antibody therapeutics.  With two marketed products and a robust pipeline of differentiated antibodies, Genmab is working to transform the treatment of cancer.  
We are motivated by knowing that our work has the potential to make a real difference for cancer patients and their families.  Our culture values innovation, determination, teamwork, and integrity. We work cross-functionally and internationally as one global team, while individuals and local teams have the autonomy to drive the development of innovative products and technologies that could provide next generation cancer treat-ments.  Please refer to our homepage for more information about working at Genmab.

Deadline for applicants: December 8, 2017
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
How to apply: Via HAYS Life Sciences