Vacancies at FOSS

R&D scientist/physicist in experimental X-ray physics (maternity cover)

Published: 2022-11-18
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

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 demand. In FOSS, we want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources by being in the frontline of innovation. If that sounds like something that motivates you, then read on.


Join our R&D department: Here you will boost your professional qualifications in collaboration with great colleagues

We are looking for an ambitious and highly skilled R&D scientist to drive the development of our future X-ray based instrument for quality control and analysis of meat products. You will be become part of the Spectroscopy team in the Technology department of R&D. The team is responsible for innovation, development and support of the measuring systems of FOSS’ product based on either FT-IR, NIR, X-ray and computer vision technology.  

Together, the teams in Technology hold a high level of experience and competence within optics, physics, electronics, biochemistry and microbiology. We strive to deliver solutions performing to the edge the technology with world leading relation between performance, cost, footprint and reliability.


You will help develop and implement current and future X-ray based instruments

As our new scientist/physicist you will have a specific focus on the core technology – from lab environment to full-scale production. You responsibilities will include having the technical overview of the complete measuring system in an instrument project.

You will be a central team member and succeed by obtaining complete and detailed knowledge of the path from sample to finished result and the interfaces to the rest of the instrument. You will be working closely together with an experienced scientist, ready to help and support you when needed.

Your tasks will span experimental work and measurements, simulations and design. This is in close collaboration with data scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers, software development and other departments outside R&D. Key to succeeding is the ability to plan, coordinate and communicate results to the project members and stakeholders.


Are you an analytic problem solver ?

Then you will fit in well. We imagine that you have a M.Sc. degree in engineering, physics or similar and most likely a Ph.D. You have proven results working with experimental physics, and preferably experience with a number of the following topics:

  • X-ray technologies.
  • Data analysis in e.g. MatLab or Phyton.
  • Instrument development.

People describe you as structured, innovative and self-driven, yet you value a strong team and the effort to share knowledge. Your record of accomplishment shows an excellent ability to understand complex systems and to work systematically with troubleshooting incl. designing and performing experiments. Further, you have a curious mind, thrive on challenges and can integrate the work from many engineering disciplines. If you recognize yourself in the above description, we look forward to hearing from you!


We offer

This vacancy is a maternity cover, expiring end of December 2023. Joining FOSS you will be offered 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. You will be a member of a team where we respect one another, work closely together and apply each other´s competences in the daily work. We make room for personal improvements and continuously strive at optimizing our work processes.


Ready to join us?

Send us your application via the link below. We are ready to welcome you as soon as possible, and screen applications as they come in, so apply now - better today than tomorrow! Application deadline is December 12th 2022.

Any questions can be directed to Senior Scientist Elisabeth Therese Ulrikkeholm (+45 61363677 or or Toke Lund-Hansen, Head of Spectroscopy (+45 22269085 or

FOSS is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. You can help us sustain an unbiased recruitment process by not including photo or age in your application.



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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