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 Microbials Innovation Director is an integral part of our Management team based out of our US - Teaneck, NJ - Remote site.


Position Details

Phibro Animal Health Corporation (PAHC), as a result of the recent acquisition of Osprey Biotechnics, is focused on expanding the Microbials Innovation space in the United States. Reporting to the Vice President of Microbials, The Director of Microbials Innovation will advance microbiome innovations and develop products at Phibro through the application of microbiome research knowledge and expertise to product research and development activities.  The role will lead microbiome specific innovations in the areas of Plant Health and Nutrition, Animal Health and Nutrition, and through cross functional support of animal nutrition and microbial R&D and manufacturing efforts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a microbiome innovation program that adds unique aspects of microbiome value to new and existing Phibro product lines.
  • Direct R&D colleagues in the application of microbiome science to all R&D and product development efforts. 
  • Provide support as a subject matter expert in the development of microbiome related R&D, sales, and marketing literature. 
  • Participate in identification of targeted new microbiome-based products based on market unmet needs and evaluation of technical feasibility.
  • Inform R&D and innovation leadership of evolving issues/trends in the microbiome field by remaining current with the literature, attending professional meetings, and through direct contact with experts in the field.
  • Ensure to incorporate latest advances and learnings in microbiome sciences into Phibro microbiome innovation efforts. 
  • Work in an empowered team environment with the ability to lead as well as follow.
  • Support prudent use of company resources and perform other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies

Acting Strategically
Building and Supporting Teams
Communicating Effectively
Composing and Writing Text
Coordinating Project Activities
Creating and Maintaining Networks
Critical Thinking
Delivering High Quality Work
Driving Projects to Completion
Following Policies and Procedures
Initiative and Responsibility
Interacting with People at Different Levels
Managing Resources
Managing Time
Presenting and Public Speaking
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Problem Solving
Supporting Organizational Goals
Talent Builder
Thinking Globally
Thinking Broadly


Ability to communicate results of complex analyses to non-technical audiences.
Ability to do formal presentations to large groups of technical and non-technical people.
Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
Strong team building skills including ability to lead, train, cooperate and contribute as part of a team.

Education & Experience

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related area pertinent to Microbiome research.
  • 5+ years research experience in a microbiome related field with a proven record of proactively accomplishing assigned goals and objectives.
  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in livestock (poultry, swine, dairy, beef) production systems.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and biostatistics methodologies applied to microbiome data sets is a plus.
  • Strong project management experience with demonstrated capabilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver project results with strong discipline.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrates the ability to make professional and compelling presentations to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Handle multiple priorities and work in a self-directed manner.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and possess strong analytical skills.
  • Competency required with all Microsoft Office applications.


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: Animal Health & Nutrition 
Department: Management 
Location: US - Teaneck, NJ - Remote 
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Standard Work hours) 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 

Nearest Major Market: New York City