In our team “Advanced Technologies” we are looking for reinforcement
Vacancy for a research associate


With around 150 member companies from the food industry and related fields, the DIL operates as a research institute working in the areas of food product development, process development and food analysis. Forming a bridge between science and practice, DIL supports its partners in the innovation process.

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.

Location of the vacant position
The project is a European research project with 26 partners (Horizon 2020, research and innovation action). It is dealing with the development of modular and mobile processing units with small-scale technologies for mild processing of fruits and vegetables to be used in regional food systems. The recruited researcher will be based at DIL German Institute of Food Technologies in Quakenbrück (Germany), with regular visits to project meetings at other partners.

  • Supervision by recognized experts and access to state-of-the-art research and pilot-scale equipment
  • Research work on national and international research projects
  • Envisaged job starting date: from May-July 2019.
  • Holding a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Food Science & Technology or related discipline
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge of German is beneficial
  • Interested in food technology, research, process design, machine development and optimization
  • Industrial experience, preferably beverage sector, production and cleaning, HACCP
  • Good communications and presentation skills

Applications should be sent to bewerbung@dil-ev.de (in English or German) and should include:

+ Curriculum Vitae (CV)

+ Motivation letter describing research career goals, skills and experience

+ Full contact details of at least one reference person

+ All other relevant information (working experience, volunteering, additional courses, reference letters etc.)


Application deadline is 31. March 2019.

Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.
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