Research Assistant

Job description

Protix is a rapidly growing company leading “ento-revolution” as the frontrunner in the food industry. We produce high value insects as a new and sustainable feed and food source. In collaboration with Hendrix Genetics, Protix has created a research team for genetic improvement of insects. To support this team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent insect caretaker with a background in biology/entomology. You will rear and take care of insects on a day-to-day basis and help phenotype insects and set up biological experiments.

Protix cares about mother nature, loves insects, believes that everybody should enjoy life to the fullest and stimulates the world to bring the food system back in balance with nature. We produce sustainable proteins and fats deducted from specific insects. We have entered into a partnership with Hendrix Genetics, a world leading multi-species animal genetics company. This collaborative effort has the aim to further improve the potential of insects as an efficient protein converter to use for feed and food. We are setting up and implementing a genetic improvement program and look forward to a passionate insect caretaker to join our ranks.

Making a difference by

  • Breeding and rearing insects on a day-to-day basis
  • Phenotyping insects
  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing data
  • Research how to improve current insect breeding and phenotyping methods



  • MBO+ or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Biology/Entomology
  • Ability to work in a team to find solutions to challenging problems
  • Flexibility to work off hours, weekends, and holidays
  • Fluent English speaking and writing
  • Dutch or EU nationality, or in possession of permanent work Visa for The Netherlands

Desirable additional qualities:

  • Previous experience in insects rearing

About us: 
Working at Protix is an excellent opportunity to excel both personally and professionally in a fast-paced entrepreneurial and sustainable environment. Protix is exploring a special niche market and honestly, we are a bit atypical. Our mission has only just begun. 

Did you find the opportunity exciting? Jump on board and be a part of this amazing journey!