We are looking for a highly motivated new team member (m/f/x) to join our Food Data Group for a
Theses (Bachelor- Master or project thesis)
for the topic “Life cycle assessment of nutrient recirculation in Aquaculture systems”


With depleting fish stocks and aggravating impacts of climate change, new approaches are needed to ensure food security and sustainability of fish production. The Climaqua project addresses this issue by investigating novel techniques for nutrient recirculation in aquaculture. In your thesis at DIL within the Climaqua project, you will be able to help this effort by performing life cycle assessment of the proposed system. This way you can show if it is indeed possible to reduce climate and other environmental impacts by nutrient recirculation in aquaculture, for instance using algae. Analytical and mathematical thinking as well as capability to work in an international team will be necessary to achieve this. In turn, you will be able to experience a diverse range of tasks in a motivated, international team.

  • Research with regard to Aquaculture
  • Data collection and analysis related to material and energy balances in the system
  • Mathematical modelling of the process
  • Assessment of environmental impact using SimaPro
  • Student in the subject area Agricultural/environmental engineering, engineering and business, informatics or similar
  • Competencies in data collection, analysis and mathematical modelling
  • Knowledge in life cycle assessment is an asset
  • Independent and self-motivated work style, willingness and ability to perform and work in a team
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Good english in writing and speaking

Then we look forward to receiving your complete application with your salary requirements and the earliest possible starting date, preferably by email.

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