Vacancies at FOSS

R&D engineer within Chemometrics/Data Science

Published: 2022-07-04
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

Lars Nørgaard
+45 27 61 69 58


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 demand. We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste.

We are looking for an ambitious and highly skilled R&D engineer or scientist for the development of future analytical solutions that builds heavily on intelligent data science combined with instrument and application insights.

The job

As a Chemometrician/Data Scientist you will be part of the Data & Algorithms team in the Technology organization which is part of FOSS R&D. The department consists of eleven international colleagues with a diversified background in applied data analysis. The daily work will be in a project team developing new FOSS solutions, and in close collaboration with engineers and scientists with educational background within photonics, software, electronics, and mechanics.

The position is full time, and you will work from FOSS Innovation Center in Hillerød. We are ready to welcome our new colleague as soon as possible.

Primary tasks

You will be responsible for the full data chain in development projects, both with respect to instrument algorithmic development and application development. Coordination and problem solving in close collaboration with other project team members is part of your daily work. FOSS always develop solutions in collaboration with our customers and travel activity in relation to customer visits can be expected.


You hold an MSc or a PhD degree in a relevant engineering discipline such as chemometrics, data science, food science, chemistry, or similar, and have qualifications within the following areas:

  • Modelling of instrumental data including multivariate regression techniques (e.g., PLS, ANN) and multivariate exploratory methods (e.g., PCA)
  • Skilled in MATLAB (main tool), Python or similar tools including use of toolboxes for data handling and analysis, and chemometrics.
  • Knowledge of, and preferably experience with, spectroscopy or similar multivariate data generating instrumental solutions
  • Keen interest in the synergy between instrument and data analysis to develop algorithms and procedures for instruments, quality control tests and application development
  • Good in written documentation in English.

Personal skills

You are structured, open to new ideas and you value a strong team and the effort to share knowledge. You show persistence in your endeavors, and you embrace solving problems and handling challenges. We will experience you as someone who engages in teamwork, takes responsibility, and maintains an independent drive in handling your tasks. Key to succeeding in development projects is the ability to plan, coordinate and communicate results to a diverse group of project members and stakeholders.

If you recognize yourself in the above description, we look forward to hearing from you!

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. Innovation is the foundation for FOSS’ success and we therefore have a strong focus on R&D.

The daily work takes place in an innovative and cross-disciplinary environment offering interesting challenges and the possibility to learn new things every day. You will work in a project team and be part of the Data & Algorithms team in R&D, which is responsible for algorithmic innovation, development, and support of FOSS’ solutions. We hold a high level of experience and competence within data analysis, chemometrics, and application knowledge. We strive to deliver cutting-edge and creative algorithmic solutions, and we are ambitious with an informal and humorous tone.


Send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We hold interviews on a regularly basis, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. For further information, regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Director for Data & Algorithms, Lars Nørgaard at +45 2761 6958 or


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


FOSS contributes to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We make it our business to build analytical solutions, which add value by improving food quality and optimizing production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimize the use of food and agricultural resources by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste, better quality, bigger yields, and more optimal use of raw materials. Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions, across industries from dairy to grain and meat. FOSS provides instruments and solutions to the world’s 100 largest food companies and for more than 60 years, FOSS has been innovating analytical technology. FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in Hillerød in 1956. We are a family-owned, global company and our products and services are sold all around the world. FOSS employs approximately 1,700 highly qualified people worldwide.

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