Head of Bioinformatics job in Princeton, NJ | GENMAB A/S

Genmab is focused on the creation and development of innovative and differentiated antibody products, with the aim of improving the lives of cancer patients.

The Role

The successful candidate will lead the global bioinformatics function and be responsible for many aspects of data including architecture, access, classification, standards, integration, pipelines and visualization in support of Research, Translational, and Commercial functions. Your job will be to implement bioinformatic workflows in line with user requirements to place data at the fingertips of stakeholders and enable science to go faster. You will join an enthusiastic, agile, fast-paced bioinformatics team.


  • Plan and implement the overarching Genmab bioinformatic strategy

  • Implement and maintain bioinformatic workflows for processing data generated in the wet lab and in the public domain

  • Data analysis and visualization using R

  • Use your excellent background in a variety of data types from Discovery Research to Commercial including genomics, flow cytometry, imaging, circulating biomarkers, claims and EMR

  • Bioinformatics pipeline development on HPC or Cloud platform

  • Implement open-source Bioinformatics tools/packages (GATK, Bioconductor, etc.) and Biological databases (UCSC, ENSEMBL, GEO, TCGA, dbsnp, etc.)

  • Implement genetic variant calling algorithms using WGS, WES data

  • Analysis of large-scale omics data (e.g. whole genome sequencing, exome-seq, amplicon sequencing, RNA-seq, etc.) and uncovering new biological insights.

  • Automation of data flow and pipelines

  • Develop interfaces that allow for direct access to data generated in the wet lab and in the public domain, and that provide statistical and machine learning insights

  • Implement and maintain databases for raw and processed genomics data

  • Maintain a current knowledge of data related technologies

  • Manage relationships with bioinformatic Contract Research Organization (CRO)

  • Follow software development best practices

  • Communicate with internal data and bioinformatic stakeholders frequently, create presentations, and lead tutorials

  • Investigates new methodologies, technologies and experimentation

  • Provide clear decisions to direct reports and colleagues to facilitate the fast-paced culture


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience in an industry setting in the bioinformatics and genomics space, or equivalent PhD dissertation work product (title commensurate with experience)

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and develop a bioinformatics function and the ecosystem to deliver quality results on time and in scope/budget

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams and get results through others

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

  • Cross-disciplinary and strong analytic skills, as well as broad experience with bioinformatics methods, software and computer programming languages (eg. R, Python)

  • Successful track record establishing strong relationships across a global organization

  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities at a strategic and functional level

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

  • Experience working with GxP and non-GxP data

  • Proficiency in relational database design and maintenance

  • Proficiency with AWS

  • Proficiency with Linux and shell scripting

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.

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