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16th May

BSF Expert

— Work as the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Expert for a fast-growing and exciting entomology start-up, working to fix the broken food chain .

Cambridgeshire, UK
Competitive and dependant on qualifications and experience.


  • Work to optimise and develop new solutions for BSF rearing and breeding.
  • Join an entomology start-up, using BSF to recycle nutrients in the food chain.
  • Attend events and represent the company on a variety of professional settings within the BSF community.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing and well-backed start-up who deploy insect farming in a decentralised and modular fashion. Work at the intersection between the Biology and Production teams, acting as the key reference point on all BSF biology-related enquiries related to rearing and breeding. Your role will include developing new solutions to current and future challenges, working on rearing scale-up plans.

What you’ll be doing:


  • Working to explore the biology of BSF and looking to grow seedstock breeding centres. You will be in charge of overseeing critical BSF biology aspects in a multidisciplinary team tasked with improving the efficiency of existing operations and processes.
  • Working alongside the Biology and Production teams to support centralised breeding and decentralised rearing scale-up plans.
  • This role will include running trials, optimising specific breeding stage operations, and developing new solutions to current and future challenges.
  • Work with a diverse team to deliver commercial-scale breeding centres and decentralised bioconversion fleets across the UK and internationally.

What experience you’ll need to apply:

  • Prior industrial experience in BSF rearing and/or breeding is essential.
  • Scale-up of production over time, for both larvae (rearing) and eggs (breeding). Active participation in BSF scale-up decision making.
  • Proven ability to run complex and long-term biological experiments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing datasets and making decisions based on available data.
  • Collaborative team player, who is able to think innovatively when faced with new challenges and opportunities.

What you’ll get in return for your experience:

Not only will your work have a positive impact on the world by addressing a global problem, but you will also have the opportunity to work alongside a creative and brilliant team who are all mission driven. Competitive salary dependant on experience. 

  • 34 days of holiday (including Bank Holidays).
  • Pension scheme.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Mileage Allowance Payments (MAPs).
  • Opportunity for equity.

What’s next:
If you would like to work as the BSF Expert within an exciting and fast-growing start-up, please apply for the position, or get in touch with Imogen Turner for more information.


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Who's managing this role?

Imogen Turner

Imogen Turner

— Recruiter Environmental & Life Sciences

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