Vacancies at FOSS

Experienced Researcher in Biotechnology

Published: 2021-06-16
Soft Flow
Ürögi Fasor 2/A
7634  Pécs


Join Soft Flow as a Molecular Biologist in R&D – and be part of creating world class instruments for the agricultural industry and thus support sustainable use of our planets agricultural resources.

FOSS is an international company that develops analytical equipment and solutions for food, agricultural and other industries. In a global world with a growing population, there is an ever-increasing demand for safer food, production that is more efficient and less food waste. As a global market leader with HQ in Denmark, we have the expertise to make a strong contribution to this. Around 80% of grain and 85% of milk traded on the world market is analysed using FOSS solutions, so improvements we develop can truly make a global difference. If that sounds like something you would like to work for, please join to our inspiring, open minded team located at Soft Flow in Pécs, Hungary.

Soft Flow is a leading biotechnology company acquired by FOSS in 2016. At Soft Flow we have many new exciting projects in the pipeline that require world-class solutions. Therefore, we are expanding our Applied Biotechnology department, and looking for a talented, devoted colleague.


The job

If you have a solid biological background and want to play an important part in both development and research, in cooperation with creative developers and process-oriented production teams, then you could be the new colleague we are currently looking for!

At Soft Flow, you will be part of an innovative environment, where there are many opportunities for research and development. We are leaders within our field, and thus you can expect exciting challenges, you will be part of our most strategical projects. We focus greatly on teamwork and cooperation.

Primary task

You will be a part of our Biology Team and you will be responsible for: 

  • Designing and developing cell biological and immunological methods and reagents for food analytical solutions
  • Planning experiments, analyzing, interpreting and reporting data (in English)

Qualifications and Experience

Specific knowledge and quality focused attitude wanted!

  • MSc in life sciences with 5+ years’ experience after MSc graduation (cell biology, immunology, biotechnology, medical or related fields)
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with PCR, oligonucleotide design and microbiological techniques. The candidate should have familiarity with common molecular biological equipment and analysis
  • Solid understanding of microbiology (including specific bacteria detection methods) is an advantage
  • Knowledge in cloning, genetic engineering, cell physiology and biochemical processes within living cells and confident use of bacterial and mammalian expression systems is a plus
  • Adaptation of new methods, immunoassay procedures and related measuring instruments

It is an advantage, if you have PhD!

Personal skills

  • We would like you to have strong communication skills, as well as a desire to be part of a team. 
  • Ability to work both independently, and as a team member
  • English language proficiency
  • Publication history in related fields is an advantage
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, ability to work independently, precision, deductive reasoning and critical-thinking skills to solve complex
  • Creativity and ability to work as a team member, able to cope with heavy workloads

We offer

  • A challenging job, in an international and innovative company, that is small enough for you to get high influence in the job, and big enough for complex professional development
  • Exciting and challenging projects
  • We have a flat and informal company culture and an open-minded and collegial spirit
  • Accommodation subsidy for 3 months in the event of relocation
  • Opportunities for you to make independent, dynamic and fast decisions, constant learning challenges through new projects, technologies, and market opportunities
  • FOSS has a solid record of continued business growth and a strong business strategy for an exciting future journey. We have multiple research projects in the pipeline so there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth



Please send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. 

We conduct interviews on a regular basis, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Tamás Czömpöly at

All applications for vacant positions are welcome and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


Founded in the USA in 1988 Soft Flow moved to Hungary in 1992. Soft Flow is the leading biotechnology company in the fields of flow cytometry and food/feed safety with 30 years of experience in R&D and cooperation with market leaders in global industry. In 2017, the Hungarian Brands program awarded our company as one of the most innovative brands. Based in Pécs Soft Flow currently employs over 80 highly qualified employees in the field of biotechnology, software and hardware development. Follow us on


In 2016, the Danish company FOSS acquired Soft Flow. FOSS creates end-to-end solutions that secure and improve food quality. From raw material to finished product. Our analysis instruments refine measurements into information management that enables businesses to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste and bigger yields. Controlling cost and quality across all sectors and value chains, we help food and agricultural producers limit the number of human errors, scale their business faster and reduce manual labor as well as labor costs. We call it analytics beyond measure.  You can read about FOSS at

FOSS employs more than 1400 people working all over the world. The analysis instruments are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 28 countries and by more than 75 dedicated distributors spread over Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.


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