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11 Apr 2022 Master Thesis
on the topic: "Characterization of refined insect fat and food product applicability assessment"

In our team “Advanced Technologies” we are looking for a Master student (m/w/x) for for completion of a

Master Thesis

on the topic: "Characterization of refined insect fat and food product applicability assessment"

 

We offer a multi-facetted and demanding range of work in an institute that is growing strongly as well as the possibility of assuming responsibility right from the outset. The DIL is a highly attractive employer as it offers working in a diversified team, numerous possibilities for personal development, integration of the institute in national and international networks and a good working atmosphere. More information can be found on www.dil-ev.de.

The project deals with characterisation of fat obtained from insects, its techno-functional properties, and how these can be utilized for development of different foods. Assessment of oxidation stability, thermal properties, emulsifying properties, applicability for frying or baking, are some of the properties that are of major importance for future applications. The recruited student will be based at DIL German Institute of Food Technologies in Quakenbrück (Germany).


Areas of responsibility
  • Investigation of the different properties of insect fat
  • Preparation of experimental plans and carrying out of experimental studies
  • Investigation of the suitability of the insect fat for food production
  • Conducting experiments and statistical analysis of the results
Your profile
  • Holding a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Food Science & Technology or related discipline
  • Insights in physical properties of food
  • Previous laboratory experience desired
  • Very good knowledge of English and German
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Enjoy working in the lab
  • Pleasure and interest in new products and technologies, in particular working with insects
  • Critical thinking and independent working skills

Contact person
Are you interested?

Applications should be sent to bewerbung@dil-ev.de (in English or German) and should include:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Motivation letter describing your goals, skills, and previous experience;Study program and regulations; Full contact details of at least one reference person and all other relevant information (working experience, volunteering, additional courses, reference letters etc.). Oncomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31.05.2022.


DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.
Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7 · D - 49610 Quakenbrück
Phone: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 114
bewerbung@dil-ev.de
17 Mär 2022 Doktorial Student (m/w/d)
to work on a project on the topic „Data Scientist / Database Manager for Interoperability Platform“

To strengthen our team of the Food Data Group we are looking for a

Doktorial Student (m/w/d)

to work on a project on the topic „Data Scientist / Database Manager for Interoperability Platform“

 

We offer the possibility of independently handling a 2-year project (with the possibility of extension) in the field of data science in an innovative and exciting environment.

Future food systems lack holistic databases and data platform allowing to interchange and operate data for the development of predictive and holistic analytical models.
Development of data plant form for the interoperation of data between different ontologies is the main task for the position within EU funded project GiantLeaps.

The details of the project will be discussed in further consultation.

Areas of responsibility
  • Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
  • Undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data
  • Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Setting up data infrastructure and develop, implement and maintain databases
  • Create visualisations of data, oorganizing, documenting and presenting results to the team
Your profile
  • Study of mathematics, computer science, data science or comparable courses
  • Strong understanding of data handling, data mining, exploration and analysis.
  • Competencies in data collection, creating data architecture and mathematical modelling
  • Structured way of thinking and well-developed coding skills (R/ Python), data management (MySQL) and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of variety of machine learning and statistical techniques and concepts using python 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 written and verbal communication skills
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter as well as the earliest possible starting date, preferably by E-Mail.


DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.
Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7 · D - 49610 Quakenbrück
Phone: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 114
bewerbung@dil-ev.de
17 Mär 2022 Doctoral Student (m/w/x)
to work on a project on the topic: „Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Protein Sources“

To strengthen our team - the Food Data Group - we are looking for a

Doctoral Student (m/w/x)

to work on a project on the topic: „Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Protein Sources“

 

We offer the possibility of independently handling a 2-year project (with the possibility of extension) in the field of life cycle assessment in an innovative and exciting environment.

Future food systems depend on the development of future foods based on alternative protein sources. There are some strategies that can improve the sustainability of alternative protein sources.
At the same time there is a limited information on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of alternative protein sources for the justified conclusions.


The proposed position is aimed to deal with the limitations indicated above in the scope of EU funded project GiantLeaps.

The details of the project will be discussed in further consultation.

Areas of responsibility
  • Life Cycle Assessment / Life Cycle Costing / Sustainability Assessment
  • Modelling and working with databases
  • Supporting member companies with relevant services
Your profile
  • Systems thinking (life cycle thinking)
  • Ability to carry out cost benefit analysis and similar models
  • Previous know-how with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Experience in the fields of food, agriculture, food science and technology, and environmental engineering would be an advantage
  • Independent, committed and a team player
  • Excellent English
  • Knowledge of German is an advantage

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your complete application documents, including the earliest possible starting date, preferably by e-mail


DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.
Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7 · D - 49610 Quakenbrück
Phone: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 114
bewerbung@dil-ev.de
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