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Job posted by Ynsect (22/03/2016 16.31)

Insect rearing technician (M/F)

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Ynsect is a world-class pioneer and leading company in insect industrial technologies. We develop insect biorefineries. This breakthrough technology consists, on the one hand, of rearing insects at large scale. On the other hand, it consists of recovering and processing specialty molecule streams for agro-food and feed (proteins, lipids), chemical and high-tech industrial applications (chitin derivatives).
At Ynsect, we all work together to contribute to building a sustainable system to feed the world. We believe that insects are part of the solution, and that it is the right thing to do, right now.
We are seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to join our team as Insect rearing technician, to develop performant and balanced feeds for insect nutrition.


Intended work
The candidate will be in charge of operating an insect rearing unit. The rearing unit includes test of several rearing processes applied to a larvae production line and a reproduction line, to assure continuous internal supply.
The candidate will also help undertaking experiments to upgrade and optimize production processes.
The candidate will undertake the following tasks:
Material management
- Follow-up of material orders and relationship with suppliers;
- Support on lab management and maintenance;
Experiment implementation
- Application of experience protocols;
- Contribution to the setup of new process lines;
Rearing unit maintenance
- Maintenance of the rearing unit. Feeding insects, controlling insect health, monitoring abiotic factors such as temperature and humidity, carrying out several operations according to process specification, updating process specifications;
- Data collection, consolidation and interpretation;
- Proposing and testing new ideas to improve production;
- Contribution to the general planning and management of the rearing unit

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Technology - Biotechnology

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


The salary is to be defined according to the experience and profile adequacy to the offer, and does include variable remuneration. 50% of public transportation costs are financed by Ynsect.


Required Education Level
Degree Primary Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Agricultural sciences
Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Agricultural sciences
Sub Research Field Agronomics
Years of Research Experience 1
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
Language FRENCH
Language Level Basic
Additional Requirements
- Knowledge in animal nutrition – a must have;
- Knowledge and implementation of laboratory and animal husbandry good practices;
- Good knowledge and experience in insect rearing techniques – a must have;
- Good knowledge of lab work methodologies – a must have;
- Affinity for manual labour;
- Good writing skills, common usage of office software (Pack MS Office);
- Autonomy, good interpersonal abilities, initiative, taste for experimentation, affinity for teamwork;
- Interest for sustainable development and environmental care;
Diploma (DUT, BTS, Bsc - Bac+0- Bac+3) in life sciences, agronomy, entomology or a related field;

Applications consisting in a résumé and a motivation letter will be written in English and sent to the following email address jobs[at]
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