Insects and their gut microbes share a close relationship due to the many beneficial functions performed by the microbes. These functions include the production of enzymes, the detoxification of plant defence compounds and insecticides, the maintenance of the life cycle, host fertility, bioremediation, pest biocontrol, the production of antimicrobial compounds, and the provision of vitamins, amino acids, and lactic acids. Such symbiotic relationships between insects and microorganisms have evolved so that the insects can benefit from the production of key hydrolytic enzymes like amylase, cellulase, lignocellulase, protease, lipid hydrolase, xylanase, pectinase, chitinase, laccase, etc., which aid in the digestion of dietary compounds.
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
Applications should be sent by Enauk to firstname.lastname@example.org (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
• All other relevant information (working experience, volunteering, additional courses, reference letters etc.)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. DIL
Application deadline is 31.03.2023.
Envisaged job starting date: from May/June 2023.