Vacancies at FOSS

R&D Engineer for photonics and spectroscopy

Published: 2019-04-02

Toke Lund-Hansen
+45 22269085


At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. A fast growing world population means that the global food production will have to increase by 60% by 2050 to meet the demand.

We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste. If that sounds like something you can commit to, then read on.

We are looking for an ambitious and highly skilled R&D engineer to drive the development of future analytical instruments for food analysis.


The job

Your responsibility will be to develop and implement future optical hardware platforms - taking the technology from the lab environment to full-scale production.

Your responsibilities will include the whole measuring system on an instrument project, which means that you must obtain complete and detailed knowledge of the path from sample to finished result and the interfaces to other parts of the instrument.

Your tasks will span from experimental work and measurements, simulations and design all in close collaboration with data scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers, software development and other departments outside R&D.

You will be become part of the Spectroscopy group in the R&D department, which is responsible for innovation, development and support of FOSS’ spectroscopic products.

The team holds a high level of experience and competence within optics, physics and electronics, and strives at delivering spectroscopic solutions performing to the edge of the technology and cost.


Qualifications and Personal skills

You ideally hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering, physics or similar and most likely a Ph.D.

You have proven results working with optics and spectroscopy, and preferably experience with data analysis in MatLab, optical simulations in e.g. Zemax and/or imaging systems.

People describe you as innovative, open to solving problems in new ways, self-driven, while still being a strong team player. You like challenges, while being responsible and quality oriented.  You excel at combining an analytical and experimental approach, and have an excellent ability to understand complex interacting systems.


We offer

We offer a challenging job in an international, dynamic and innovative organization. We are market leaders within our field and very proud of the results we deliver.

You will be a member of a team, where we respect one another, work closely together and apply each other competences in the daily work.

We make room for personal improvements, and continuously strive at optimizing our work processes.



Send your application by using the link below. Please note that we only receive applications via the link. 

For further information, regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact People Manager for Spectroscopy, Toke Lund-Hansen at We conduct interviews on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, family status, age, or religion.



FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We provide solutions that improve customers’ business by running a sustainable and profitable operation while helping deliver high quality products for consumers.

We live in a world with a fast growing population and to meet the growing demand for food, the global food production will have to increase by 60 per cent by 2050. The world’s population is becoming wealthier and the global middle class is growing, which create new food demands. This means the food producers need to find smarter ways to make the best use of our valuable resources and to eliminate food waste. At FOSS, we have the know-how to help companies address these global trends and turn them into opportunities – in a way where sustainability and good business go hand in hand.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS headquarters are based in Hillerød, Denmark and development and production takes place in Denmark and China. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 30 countries. FOSS employs around 1,500 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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