Vacancies at FOSS

Data scientist / Chemometrician with a passion for process analytics

Published: 2022-12-22
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

Jacob Kræmer Witthaus


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.

Do you want to help us reach this ambition? Foss Analytical A/S is looking for an ambitious and skilled data scientist/chemometrician to join our team and help deliver analytics for our instrument portfolio. 

The job

As a Chemometrician/Data Scientist you will be part of the Analytics and Data Management team, in the Technology organization which is part of FOSS R&D. You will be strengthening our team of three energetic and outgoing data scientists, with a passion for application development and production processes. Your daily work you be in close collaboration with Business developers, service engineers, product specialists and fellow data scientist across the global organization, to deliver chemometric applications and evaluate new solutions. This could be as a part of a dedicated project team or with you running the chemometric applications development independently.

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 task

Your main responsibility will be to develop and evaluate new chemometric applications for our portfolio of instruments (primarily focused on NIR, FT IR, X-ray and flow cytometry). You will be responsible for data analysis, as well as obtaining and providing application insight needed to deliver the high standard our customers associate with a FOSS solution.

Coordination and problem solving in close collaboration with other project team members and stakeholders is part of your daily work. Some travel activities in relation to customer visits can be expected.


You hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in a relevant engineering discipline, food science, chemistry, chemometrics or similar, and have qualifications within the following areas:

  • Chemometric modelling including multivariate regression techniques (e.g., PLS, ANN) and multivariate exploratory methods (e.g., PCA)
  • Skilled Matlab user including use of toolboxes for data analysis
  • Knowledge of, and preferably experience with, measuring and analyzing in-line process data.
  • Knowledge of, and preferably experience with, near infrared and mid infrared spectroscopy
  • Keen interest in a wide array of food/agri products and in developing real-life applications to benefit FOSS customers
  • It is a prerequisite that you are fluent in written and spoken English

Personal skills

You are a fast learner and with an inquisitive approach to problem solving. We will experience you as someone who can engage in a project team and take ownership of the deliverables, but also thrive and deliver when working independently. In order to succeed in the position, you will need to be structured and able to coordinate and communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders.

We offer

We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is world leader in its field. Ever since FOSS was founded in 1956, innovation has been at the core of our success, and we therefore have a strong focus on R&D.

You will get the opportunity to work in a vibrant, innovative, and cross-disciplinary environment and develop new skills and knowledge areas every day. As part of the technology organization, you will be part of a large community of data scientists with a diversified background in applied data analysis. Together this community hold a high level of experience and competence within data analysis, chemometrics, and application knowledge. We strive to deliver cutting-edge and creative solutions, while sharing knowledge across teams in an informal and humorous tone.


Send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We hold regular interviews, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. For further information, regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Head of Analytics and Data Management, Jacob Kræmer at


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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