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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 Lab Assistant is an integral part of our Quality Control team based out of our US - Sarasota, FL site.


Position Details

Osprey Biotechnics, a leading manufacturer of innovative bioproducts, is expanding and in need of an entry-level QC Laboratory technician.

This position performs various laboratory test activities, calibrations and calculations to provide useful and accurate product for the Quality Control department. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Technician would be responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of large scale fermentations and resulting cultures using classical microbial plating methods and techniques, including preparation of solutions and growth media for enumeration, selection, and differentiation of bacteria.  Additional responsibilities would include maintenance of bacterial strains, aseptic preparation of fermentation inoculums, and maintaining lab organization and cleanliness.

This position is 1st shift, Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 3:30pm, with some weekend work and OT potential.


We offer competitive wages, bonuses, and a generous benefits package, including:


  • 401(k), with an employer match of up to 6%
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • EAP (Employee Assistance) program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare media; Set up, operate, clean and maintain equipment at the bench
  • Performs various testing
  • Knowledge of classical microbial plating methods and techniques
  • Quality assurance and quality control of large scale fermentations
  • Accurately and precisely prepare and analyze samples 
  • Preparation of solutions and growth media for enumeration, selection and differentiation of bacteria
  • Maintenance of bacterial strains and aseptic preparation of fermentation inoculums
  • Compile and maintain files for all records of testing
  • Stock lab supplies as necessary to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Enter test results of raw ingredients and products into the computer database
  • General lab maintenance organization and cleanliness

Key Competencies

Accepting Direction
Attendance and Punctuality
Attentive Listening
Communicating Effectively
Critical Thinking
Delivering High Quality Work
Demonstrating Initiative
Detailed Oriented
Displaying Technical Expertise
Following Policies and Procedures
Interacting with People at Different Levels
Managing Time
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Problem Solving
Working Safely


High degree of time management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at once.
Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor on Biological Sciences or equivalent.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a laboratory enviornment

Physical Requirements

Operations of laboratory equipment
Required to bend frequently
Required to sit frequently
Required to stand frequently
Required to talk or hear constantly
Required to use hands constantly
Required to walk frequently
Specific vision abilities include ability to adjust focus
Specific vision abilities include close vision
Specific vision abilities include depth perception
Specific vision abilities include distance vision
Specific vision abilities include perpheral vision


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: Quality Control 
Location: US - Sarasota, FL 
Work Schedule: 1st Shift Weekdays Only 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 

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