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09 Dez 2020 Final Theses (Master or Bachelor) or to carry out an internship
on the subject “Chicken or Egg? Sustainability of insects as poultry feed"

In order to strengthen our “Food Data Group” team, we are looking for a student willing to start as soon as possible (ideally from February 2021) his/her work on

Final Theses (Master or Bachelor) or to carry out an internship

on the subject “Chicken or Egg? Sustainability of insects as poultry feed"

 

We offer the opportunity to work independently on a 6- to 12-month project in the field of data science in an innovative and exciting environment.

Poultry meat is one of the most consumed animal foods. As far as poultry rearing is concerned, feed production gives the most important contribution to all different environmental categories. New environmentally friendly sources of protein for feed are required to reduce the ecological footprint of poultry production. The use of insects as feed ingredients is a very hot topic for 5 to 10 years already. The progress made has led to authorization and use of insect processed animal protein in feed for farmed fish, with feed for other domestic animals expected to follow soon. In addition to being a nutritious feed, some insect species are interesting because of their ability to convert wide range of organic side-streams. As insects are natural part of poultry diet, feeding insects to chicken doesn’t only provide necessary nutrients but also has positive impact on animal health and welfare.

The work on thesis "Chicken or Egg? Sustainability of insects feeding to poultry" will initially include comprehensive literature review of insect utilization in poultry feed. Further, it will include work on life cycle assessment with available and modelled data, measuring and comparing environmental impacts of utilization of different poultry diets, starting from conventional feed to different options of insect-based feed. Finally, the thesis (Bachelor / Master) will estimate the most environmentally beneficial poultry nourishment option and recommend ways to decrease environmental impact through use of insects for adjustments of poultry diet.

Areas of responsibility
  • Literature review in the fields of feed production, poultry production and insect production
  • Measurement and comparison of life cycle assessments of different production processes
Your profile
  • Study of food technology, mathematics, computer science, data science or comparable courses
  • Awareness of the poultry and egg production processes
  • Analytical and systematic thinking ("Life Cycle")
  • Interest in reducing the environmental impact of food
  • Independent, motivated and team-oriented work
  • Very good knowledge of English; Knowledge of German is an advantage

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your CV, contact details and the earliest possible starting date, preferably by email.


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
27 Mai 2020 Master thesis
in the field of insect production and research

To support our team, we are looking for a student (m/w/d) soonest possible for compiling a

Master thesis

in the field of insect production and research

 

The German Institute for Food Technology (DIL e.V.) is involved in the breeding of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) and the fattening of its larvae. Breeding and fattening are to be further expanded and scientific approaches are to be pursued.


Areas of responsibility
  • Support in the implementation of research projects in the field of insect research, especially Hermetia illucens, in cooperation with research and technology partners
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of experiments
  • Written draft of a scientific work
  • Support in the maintenance of a continuous Hermetia illucens colony
Your profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology with focus on entomology, insect biotechnology, behavioral ecology (insects), animal physiology (insects) or related areas
  • First experiences in working with Hermetia illucens are desirable
  • First experiences in scientific work and data acquisition and evaluation are expected
  • Enjoying practical and scientific work
  • Independent, conscientious and structured way of working
  • High degree in reliability
  • Safe handling of MS Office
  • Good German and English speaking and writing skills

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then we are happy to receive your complete application documents stating the earliest possible start date, preferably by email.


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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