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
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