Internship Insect Rheology

Job description

Do you want to be part of a global revolution in food & feed? We are looking an intern to help us get a better understanding of insect rheology contributing to the design of new factories. Are you ambitious and do you want to be part of our mission and growth? Join us and work for the future.

What will you do?

  • Join Protix for an internship period of 6 months
  • Start somewhere in period July – September 2022
  • You will be part of the Asset Development department joining the Engineering & Technology team\
  • Work with a unique and innovative product in the market; Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) puree
  • Help Protix in understanding the physical behaviour of BSFL puree
  • Investigate the effect of process parameters on the rheological behaviour of BSFL puree
  • Generate rheological data enabling good equipment design for new greenfield factory and technology optimization in existing factory
  • Define and execute your own experimental plan
  • Execute experiments mainly at Wageningen University
  • Deliver a analytical report explaining the effect of process parameters on the rheological behaviour of BSFL puree
  • Present results to multi-disciplinary audience

What do we promise?

  • You will become part of our mission: 'Food in balance with nature!'
  • A varied job where you can make the difference within a driven and inspiring team
  • The possibility for hybrid working; home office, head office Dongen, factory Bergen op Zoom, lab Wageningen University
  • A fast moving, entrepreneurial and sustainable work environment
  • There is a lot of room to take responsibility and to develop yourself further
  • An internship allowance of €500 per month
  • When travelling you will receive an allowance of €0,24 per km

About us

We are on the brink of a global insect revolution. Protix is a fast-growing company and is leading this 'ento revolution' as an industry leader. Since 2009, our life mission has been to bring the food system back into balance with nature.

With high-tech solutions, artificial intelligence, genetic enhancement programs and robotics, we produce the ingredient of the future : insects.

The black soldier fly is a key player in bringing our mission to life. Their larvae provide us with a unique source of protein that is processed into feed for pets, fish, piglets and chickens, among others.

Our values are a reflection of our culture. We are always looking for new talent who will go for the next step with us and recognize themselves in our values. Choosing Protix is a conscious choice, because it is important that our values also fit you. We care about our planet, are innovative & curious, open minded, diverse and always go for the best result.


Do you want to work for the future and be part of our revolution? We would like to get in touch with you! Apply and connect with us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our mission.

It is good to know that for us your motivation and the match with our company is key. That is why we do not accept applicants who send only their CV without any motivation.


Who are you?

  • Master student Food Technology at the Wageningen University;
  • Enrolled as a student for the whole duration of the internship (if you are a non-EU citizen then you must be enrolled at a Dutch University);
  • Affinity with Rheology;
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • High degree of accuracy, initiative and independency;
  • Passionate about insect industry;