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About Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a publicly traded organization with a rich history spanning nearly 100 years of service. The Company is a global manufacturer of medicated feed additives, feed ingredients, advanced nutrition solutions, vaccines and specialty chemicals for various industrial markets. Phibro’s revenues are in excess of $820 million, and are supported by over 1500 employees worldwide.


The Biotechnology Research Operations Manager is an integral part of our Research and Development team based out of our US - Sarasota, FL site.


Position Details

This role will act as the primary lead for all biotechnology projects and personnel associated with Research and Development in the areas of Molecular Biology, Fermentation, and Plant Health.  This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Microbial Sciences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs a variety of R&D projects including those associated with both product and process development in the areas of Molecular Biology, Fermentation, and Plant Health.
  • Oversees multiple laboratories to ensure safe, functional and efficient daily operations.
  • Manages, mentors and supports laboratory personnel toward timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Organizes supply chain within the R&D department for all required products and services.
  • Collaborates with scientists on projects throughout other divisions within the company.
  • Effectively communicates progress of projects both written and verbally to others within the division as required.
  • Works closely with Executive Management to identify key areas of interest and new product opportunities.
  • Ensures adherence to regulatory requirements, budgets and schedules.
  • Prepares and presents research objectives and results professionally and effectively.
  • Completes bench related responsibilities as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Key Competencies

Communicating Effectively
Critical Thinking
Detailed Oriented
Acting Decisively
Building and Supporting Teams
Coordinating Project Activities
Managing Time
Presenting and Public Speaking
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Problem Solving
Sharing Information
Showing Community and Social Responsibility
Solving Complex Problems
Supporting Organizational Goals


Advanced skills using Microsoft office programs with emphasis on Excel.
Ability to perform statistical analysis on systems and projects.
Ability to conduct research using available resources.
Ability to maintain the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality.
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative
Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field.  Doctoral degree preferred.
  • 5+ years' experience in laboratory management preferred with a Master's Degree or 2+ years' experience with a Doctoral degree.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in laboratory techniques related to Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and/or Microbiology.  Background in Fermentation and/or Plant Health applications desirable.

Physical Requirements

Required to sit frequently
Required to stand frequently
Required to walk frequently
Required to bend frequently
Required to squat or kneel frequently
Required to lift or carry 21 to 50 lbs
Required to talk or hear constantly


Phibro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Business Unit: Animal Health & Mineral Nutrition   
Division: Osprey 
Department: Research and Development 
Location: US - Sarasota, FL 
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Standard Work hours) 
Weekly Working Hours: 40,00 

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa

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