Company Summary:

Ampersand Biomedicines is an innovative, privately held biotechnology company leading the way in developing multi-specific medicines that direct a wide range of therapeutic molecules to specific cells and biological contexts (  Ampersand was founded in Flagship Pioneering’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA) and Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB) were conceived and created.  With a strong emphasis on innovation, Ampersand cultivates a highly dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. 

Ampersand Biomedicines‘ Pilsen Team, formerly Abcheck and now a Flagship Pioneering Company, discovers and optimizes human therapeutic antibodies with one of the industry’s most versatile technology platforms. Tailored to specific needs and desired Target Product Profiles, the experienced team leverages both cutting-edge (e.g., microfluidics, rabbit mass humanization) and state-of-the-art (e.g., phage display libraries) technologies to provide high quality leads against a range of diverse targets.

Position Overview:

As Scientific Project Manager you will be responsible for managing therapeutic antibody discovery projects (target to lead identification) for Ampersand Biomedicines and external customers. Antibody discovery campaigns will include both AbChecks’s proprietary microfluidics pipeline as well as classical phage display approaches.  You will have a strong cross-functional focus working on joint project teams, including project strategy design and execution on time and within budget. The role reports into the VP Project Management AbCheck. The successful candidate will have relevant industrial experience, ideally gained at a CRO or another service organisation, and experience in communicating and working in international teams.

This role will be based in Plzen, Czech Republic, but could be partially remote.


  • Define the project plan for given antibody discovery campaigns based on input from both AbCheck and customer’s scientific team
  • Present project plans for approval by AbCheck and customer’s senior management
  • Calculate and monitor costs and timelines, execute project plans within time and budget
  • Review and communicate the strategy with the scientific (joint) team, review data, drive and track the project to successful completion
  • Facilitate communication and integration across relevant functional areas
  • Manage communication between AbCheck’s and customer’s scientific and operational teams
  • Generate presentations and reports to drive internal and external decision making
  • Maintain revenue records and timely project invoicing
  • Contribute to financial planning and revenue forecasting strategies

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Scientist in relevant field with 3+ years in drug discovery/development
  • Solid understanding of antibody discovery
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to target different levels
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload
  • Experienced in collaborating with international teams, proficient in English

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent work experience in a life science discipline relevant for drug development
  • Experience of project management in the pharmaceutical industry, and/or qualification in project management such as PMP
  • Track record of managing projects in the context of corporate partnerships
  • Experience with Phage Display, Yeast Display and/or microfluidics

What We Will Offer you:

  • A dynamic work environment and highly interdisciplinary, talented, and collaborative team.
  • Participation in an unprecedented opportunity to significantly impact the quality of life of patients by developing a targeted approach to delivering therapeutic molecules.
  • Professional growth opportunities through mentoring, training, immersion in cross-functional projects, and opportunities to learn and try new things.

About Flagship

Flagship Pioneering is a biotechnology company that invents and builds platform companies, each with the potential for multiple products that transform human health or sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, Flagship has originated and fostered more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in more than $90 billion in aggregate value. Many of the companies Flagship has founded have addressed humanity’s most urgent challenges: vaccinating billions of people against COVID-19, curing intractable diseases, improving human health, preempting illness, and feeding the world by improving the resiliency and sustainability of agriculture. Flagship has been recognized twice on FORTUNE’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of companies that have made a positive social and environmental impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies and has been twice named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Learn more about Flagship at

Flagship Pioneering is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

At Flagship, we recognize there is no perfect candidate. If you have some of the experience listed above but not all, please apply anyway. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We are dedicated to building diverse and inclusive teams and look forward to learning more about your unique background.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.



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