|01 Sep 2022||
Team member Project Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship (m/f/d)
for a 50% or 100% position
This position is limited to two years.
Your chance at DIL, German Institute of Food Technologies
DIL is a research institute which operates globally. Our institute is supported by more than 190 member companies from the agri-food industry and related sectors. With its 200 employees, DIL operates in the fields of technology, analytics, sustainability, consumer research and entrepreneurship. Our competencies and technical capabilities cover the entire range of food technology. Our Know-how is implemented through the organizational structure of the institute which is divided into research and business units. As an interface between science and practice, DIL supports its partners in innovation processes and provides university education at the Food Science and Technology Campus Artland. DIL offers a broad network in science, industry and politics with numerous development opportunities.
Please send your application documents with salary expectations and earliest possible starting date to, per E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
|01 Sep 2022||
Final Thesis (Master or Bachelor) or to carry out an internship
for the topic: “Modeling environmentally optimal regional insect rearing and processing"
Insects are of increasing importance in food and feed sectors. Their use in fish, poultry and pig feed is already bringing both environmental and commercial benefits, showing large potentials of the sector and justifying predictions of quick growth in the coming years. Ability of insects to feed on different materials, including side streams and waste, makes them important parts of upscaling and circular processes in food and feed chains.
Modeling of insect rearing is therefore needed to better explain and help in application of optimal rearing conditions, tailor-made to specific insect species, available resources, planned processing methods and envisioned end-use. The goal is to fully use insects in a way that allows fully taking advantage of, on one side, available regional resources, such as side-streams and waste, and on the other, insects’ variability and adaptability, maximizing the production efficiency in each particular case and thus minimizing environmental impact.
The work on thesis "Modeling environmentally optimal insect rearing and processing" will initially include comprehensive data collection of locally available side-streams and waste, as well as literature review of insect rearing. Further, it will include building a model which will suggest possibilities of optimal utilizations of those resources for insect rearing. Finally, the thesis (Bachelor / Master) will include life cycle assessment with available and modelled data, measuring and comparing environmental impacts of insect production and processing, estimating eventually the most environmentally beneficial options and recommending ways to utilize insects in order to achieve optimal resource use.
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.
Then are looking forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter, preferably by E-Mail.
|30 Aug 2022||
within the framework of the research project Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes in meat products by combination of bacteriophages and high pressure.
Contamination of cooked and raw fermented meat products with the bacterial food pathogen Listeria monocytogenes continues to lead to product recalls and poses the risk of life-threatening infections. The combination of lytic bacteriophages and mild high pressure to inactivate the pathogen is intended to further reduce the risk of L. monocytogenes occurrence. In the project, a window for the high-pressure treatment will be determined that, together with bacteriophage treatment, allows significant inactivation of listeria without significantly affecting the sensory quality of the meat products. Considering the treatment sequence, possible synergistic effects will also be investigated.
Then we look forward to receiving your complete application documents, preferably by e-mail.