To support our team, we are looking for a research assistant (m/w/d) soonest possible for a
PhD position
in the field of insect production and research (full-time)


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
  • 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
  • Support in setting up current research activities and planning research projects
  • Support in the writing of publications and scientific papers
  • Participation in the maintenance of the production units and cleaning of the facility in connection with experiments
  • Maintenance of a continuous Hermetia illucens colony
Your profile
  • Master’s degree or diploma 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
  • Experience 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 resilience and reliability
  • Driving license B, BE is of advantage
  • Safe handling of MS Office
  • Very 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