Aspire Food Group Ghana Recruitment for Animal Nutrition Research Technologist

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Aspire Food Group Ghana Recruitment for Animal Nutrition Research Technologist. The application deadline is 30th March 2019.


Aspire Food Group Ghana is an international social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects. With offices in the US and Ghana, Aspire seeks to farm locally desired insects as a way to address food insecurity. In Ghana, Aspire farms the palm weevil larva, a local delicacy that has been traditionally harvested. Aspire Ghana seeks to rapidly scale its production, co-develop packaged products and to take advantage of export opportunities to other West African countries

Job Description

  • Company: Aspire Food Group Ghana
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Kumasi
  • Job type: Full-Time


  • Evaluate chemical and nutritional value of larval feed
  • Formulate diets in line with the organizations KPIs such as maximizing growth and creating competitive advantage
  • Prepare feed formulations and monitor their performance to meet quality criteria established by the R&D team and other departments
  • Investigate best storage conditions for feed
  • Explore lower cost/alternate feed substrates and feed formulations
  • Set-up and execute experiments related to larval feed/nutrition
  • Use computer software to conduct research and generate reports that can be clearly understood
  • Understand feed interactions with external factors such as temperature, humidity and infrastructure modifications
  • Record and analyze data related to feed experiments
  • Present experimental findings to the rest of the team
  • Share responsibilities for laboratory management
  • Supervise a team of research technicians
  • Coordinate with external labs
  • Support the procurement of lab materials and lab equipment
  • Contribute to budget creation and anticipate resource needs to reach targeted goals
  • As Aspire is a growing organization, tasks/duties and responsibilities are subject to evolve over time.
  • Develop feed quality control protocols and procedures
  • Identify feed additives for optimum feed performance


  • Bachelor’s level (required) or higher degree in Animal Nutrition, or any related field with relevant research experience in food, feed or animal nutrition.
  • Relevant work or internship experience is considered a very strong asset
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills
  • Ability to design, observe and make appropriate conclusions for research experiments related to feed
  • Must be able to troubleshoot to achieve organizational goals
  • Basic lab analytical skills (eg; proper sampling techniques, measuring pH, titrations, reading scales, calibrating equipment, etc)
  • Scientific and working proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experienced with conducting statistical analyses on Excel
  • Diligent, punctual, hardworking
  • Excellent communication skills; familiar with quick & responsive email communication
  • Can be highly responsive to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines at a time
  • Work under little supervision
  • Works very well with others, with people from various backgrounds

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter/letter of intention addressed to Farida Adam (Product Development and Animal Nutrition Manager,  Aspire Food Group Ghana) along with your CV. If you do not possess the required degree please state in your letter subject courses taken or trainings participated in that relate to the required degree.

Both documents should be sent to [email protected]

Make sure you title the email: “ANIMAL NUTRITION RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST” otherwise your application will not be reviewed.

Please note that only candidates qualifying for interview will be contacted.

All documents must be in PDF format.

Application Deadline: 30th March, 2019



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