The DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V. (German Institut of Food Technologies) is a non-university, non-profit research institute in food technology and food science. Over the last three decades, an internationally active institute with competencies along the entire food value chain has developed in Quakenbrück. The DIL operates in the research areas of food safety and authenticity, structure and functionality, and sustainability.

Within the scope of a research project - to join our team (Biotechnology Department) we are looking for a student (m/f/d) to create a

Project Thesis / Master Thesis: Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes in meat products through combination of high-pressure and bacteriophages

(within a period of at least 5-6 months)


  • Practical and independent performance of experiments on high-pressure inactivation of Listeria and Listeria-specific bacteriophages as well as data evaluation

  • Characterization of the high-pressure resistance of different L. monocytogenes strains in dependence of food components, if necessary, investigations of the influence on the transcriptome of L. monocytogenes

  • Characterization of the high-pressure inactivation of Listeria-specific phages in dependence of food components


  • (Master's) studies in Microbiology or Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Biology, Food Technology with advanced knowledge of Microbiology

  • Experience in handling microorganisms or pathogens or experience in biosafety level 2 laboratories

  • Accurate and organized work ethic

  • Strong communication skills and team spirit


Then we look forward to receiving your complete application documents and the earliest possible starting date, preferably by e-mail (bewerbung@dil-

DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.
Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7, 49610 Quakenbrück
Phone: +49 (0)5431.183.0


Dr. Ramona Nitzsche
Phone: +49 (0)5431.183.152




DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.

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