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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.


Phibro’s Ethanol Performance (EPG) business helps to optimize customers’ plant operations through the highest quality products. 


The Intern- Lab/ Cust. Technical Support is an integral part of our Laboratory Services team based out of our US - St. Paul, MN site.


Position Details

Interns at Phibro will get a great hands-on experience in a real work environment. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Collecting and recording experiment samples, perform sample assays, perform data analysis and reporting, maintain laboratory supplies, learning, listening, and taking initiative.
  • Skills that will be developed: laboratory data management; laboratory safety and hazard analysis, prioritization between tasks, quality control and quality management, learn how to set-up, operate, and clean/turn around bioreactors and other fermentation vessels, microbial fermentation and physiology, bioanalytical assays, chemical analysis, and microbiological sample profiling. 
  • Networking opportunities are abundant, within both Phibro Ethanol and its parent company Phibro Animal Health Corporation.
  • Phibro Ethanol is located inside the University Enterprise labs, a sprawling >100,000 ft2 facility with 40+ biotechnology and technological companies and startups, common areas, and atrium where one can meet with and mingle with other companies, experts, and peers. UEL also sponsors events like learning lunches, speakers, and social events.
  • Evaluation & feedback methods: regular, candid feedback from supervisor and lab mates, open door policy with supervisor and accessibility in person, by email, phone, or text; formal feedback sessions at least twice (midpoint, end) or as often as requested.

Key Competencies

Accepting Direction
Attendance and Punctuality
Attentive Listening
Communicating Effectively
Critical Thinking
Demonstrating Initiative
Demonstrating Tenacity and Perseverance
Detailed Oriented
Establishing Relationships
Following Policies and Procedures
Learning Quickly
Managing Time
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Problem Solving


Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
A motivated self-starter, work well in groups and demonstrate excellent customer service.
Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Must have planning skills sufficient for establishing work priorities and meeting client commitments.
Extremely high level of attention to detail and high standard of quality.
Highly creative thinker who can thrive in a fast paced environment; self starter with a positive attitude.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate verbally and in writing with others in an objective and cooperative manner.
Must be detail oriented and skilled in analyzing financial data.

Education & Experience

  • At least 2 years of college completed in majors such as microbiology, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology.
  • Preferred experience in a biology, biochemistry, or microbiology lab as part of coursework or project.

Physical Requirements

Good hand/eye coordination
Required to talk or hear frequently
Required to lift or carry 21 to 50 lbs


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: Ethanol Performance Group 
Department: Laboratory Services 
Location: US - St. Paul, MN 
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Weekly Working Hours: 10-40 hours per week  

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