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26 Jan 2023 Master Thesis
on the topic: „Investigation of technologically functional properties of black soldier fly protein”

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

Master Thesis

on the topic: „Investigation of technologically functional properties of black soldier fly protein”

 

The project deal with the black soldier fly proteins' techno-functional qualities for their significance for food composition and ingredient replacement. The solubility, emulsification capacity and stability, foamability, gel formation, water-holding capacity, and oil-holding capacity of black soldier fly proteins will be investigated for their technological functionalities. The understanding of the techno-functional properties of the black soldier fly is important to promote their incorporation into a wide range of food and feed product.

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.

Envisaged job starting date: from March/April 2023
Application deadline: 20.02.2023

Areas of responsibility
  • Applying insect protein analysis methodologies
  • Determine the BSF protein's biochemical and physicochemical characteristics
  • Plan for conducting experiments to improve extraction procedures
  • Analysis of the Research results
  • Preparing, recording, and delivering presentations to the team about the findings
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, Enjoy working in the lab
  • Very good knowledge of English and German
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • 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 by Email (in English or German) and should include:

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.).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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
26 Jan 2023 Master thesis
on the topic: „Dynamics of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) bioconversion system on catering and abattoir waste and their mixture”

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

Master thesis

on the topic: „Dynamics of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) bioconversion system on catering and abattoir waste and their mixture”

 

The project deal with the evaluation of the growth of black soldier fly larvae on catering, abattoir wastes and their mixture. Substrate factors that influence treatment efficacy and larval growth will be identified using principal component analysis (FCR, bioconversion, larval dry matter, larval biomass development, development time, survival rate etc), protein and fat development in larval body, as well as microbiological analysis for feed safety of insect meal.

The understand of black soldier fly larval development on the animal origin organic wastes and insect meal safety in feed and food is important to promote their incorporation in wide range of food and feed product

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

Envisaged job starting date: from March/April 2023
Application deadline: 20.02.2023

Areas of responsibility
  • Methodological preparation for experiments
  • Evaluate the current state of knowledge about the relationship between feedstock composition, raising parameters, waste treatment efficiency, and final product quality
  • Determine the best circumstances for BSF rearing to produce high-value products
  • Establish a research strategy and conceptual framework for the development of a dynamic BSF growth
  • Analysis of the Research results
  • Preparing, recording, and delivering presentations to the team about the findings
Your profile
  • Holding a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Food Science & Technology, Environmental Sciences, Biology or related discipline
  • Applicants must have a valid driver's licence
  • Insights in physical properties of food
  • Insight in edible insect rearing
  • 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 by Email (in English or German) and should include:

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.).

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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
07 Dez 2022 Doctoral student/ PhD student (m/f/d)
in the Research Project: Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes in meat products by combination of bacteriophages and high pressure.

Doctoral student/ PhD student (m/f/d)

in 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 the Listeria without significantly affecting the sensory quality of the meat products. Considering the treatment sequence, possible synergistic effects will also be investigated.

 

We offer:

  • Possibility of preparing a doctorate
  • well-equipped microbiological laboratories and technical hall with high-pressure plant
  • A motivated and friendly team in an interdisciplinary environment

 

 

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
  • Challenge tests with L. monocytogenes in meat products to determine the inactivation of Listeria by high pressure, bacteriophages, and the combined application
  • Genome and transcriptome analyses to identify molecular mechanisms of resistance of L.monocytogenes to high pressure and/or bacteriophages
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 are characterized by a reliable and self-responsible way of working.

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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