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01 Sep 2022 Team member Project Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship (m/f/d)
for a 50% or 100% position

To strengthen our DIL Network Team, we are looking for a

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.

Areas of responsibility
  • You will work in a young, motivated and international team at DIL covering diverse range of tasks.
  • Project management in the EIT Food Seedbed Incubator (50%): As part of our commitment to EIT Food, the largest European agri-food consortium, you will work on the Seedbed Incubator project. Within the framework of this programme, start-ups from the agri-food sector are supported annually in validating their business models. For this purpose, we network start-ups, organise events and coordinate a bundle of qualification measures. You are in constant exchange with our European partners and the programme participants and you will actively work on the implementation of the programme. As we like to report about our work, you should also have an affinity for communication in social media.
  • There is the possibility to work in the EU project FOSTER and thus increase the position to a full-time position.
  • Project management in the EU project FOSTER (50%): The research project FOSTER "Fostering food system transformation by integrating heterogeneous perspectives in knowledge and innovation within the European Research Area" is funded by HORIZON. The project starts in September 2022 and involves 18 European partners.
  • You find the work in a European team of scientists exciting and will support the project coordinator at DIL. Our responsibility as coordinator is the organisation of meetings, the internal communication with the partners, the coordination and the overall monitoring of the project activities based on concrete task descriptions and milestones. We take care of legal and financial matters concerning the consortium and data management within the project.
Your profile
  • A technical or economic degree in one of the following fields: Organisation, Entrepreneurship, Management & Technology, Marketing, Business Innovation, Agriculture or Food Science or comparable.
  • Very good English language skills
  • Interest in familiarising yourself with complex contexts
  • Enjoy proactive communication in English and German
  • First work and project experience

Contact person
Are you interested?

Please send your application documents with salary expectations and earliest possible starting date to, per E-Mail to bewerbung@dil-ev.de


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
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"

In order to strengthen our “Food Data Group” team, we are looking for a student (m/w/x) willing to do his/her work on

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.

Areas of responsibility
  • Data collection and literature review insect rearing and processing
  • Modeling insects’ production and processing
  • Measurement and comparison of life cycle assessments of different production paths
Your profile
  • Study of food technology, mathematics, computer science, data science, biology-entomology or comparable courses
  • Awareness of insect presence and potentials in food and feed sectors
  • 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 are looking forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter, 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
30 Aug 2022 Scientific Assistant
within the framework of the research project Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes in meat products by combination of bacteriophages and high pressure.

To support our team in the Department Biotechnology, from November 1, 2022 we are looking for a

Scientific Assistant

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.

Areas of responsibility
  • Planning, preparation and execution of experiments, data evaluation, and statistical analysis
  • In vitro studies on the inactivation of L. monocytogenes by high pressure
  • In vitro studies on the inactivation of L. monocytogenes by bacteriophages
  • Genome and transcriptome analyses to identify molecular mechanisms of resistance of L. monocytogenes to high pressure and/or bacteriophages
  • Challenge tests with L. monocytogenes in meat products to determine the inactivation of listeria by high pressure, bacteriophages, and the combined application
Your profile
  • You have a degree (M. Sc.) in microbiology, biotechnology, food science, food technology or a comparable degree
  • You have good knowledge in (food) microbiology and practical experience in handling microorganisms. Initial experience in a biosafety level 2 laboratory or in handling risk group 2 microorganisms is beneficial
  • You have basic knowledge about the mode of action of bacteriophages or high-pressure technology
  • You are characterized by a self-responsible way of working and your strong communication skills

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your complete application documents, 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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