Vacancies at FOSS

Temporary maternity leave - Laboratory technician R&D

Published: 2021-09-20


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. If that sounds like something you would like to get out of bed for every Monday morning, then read on.

Join us on exciting projects as Laboratory technician

We offer a temporary position for 1 year full-time as laboratory technician. You will be a part of one or more projects where you daily will perform tests and analyzes in the laboratory and take care of sample collection, sample preparation and data processing.

FOSS primarily develops instruments for the food industry, where the instruments analyze the various nutrient content of food and agriculture crops. Therefore, there are many different sample materials that you as a laboratory technician must handle. It can be milk, wine, beer, meat and various grain products.

The work in the laboratory is characterized by routine tasks and ad-hoc tasks. It involves work with ordinary laboratory instruments such as pH meter, flow cytometer and spectroscopy as well as various chemical methods and development instruments from FOSS. The job also includes datahandling and reporting of protocols.

What you bring to the table

We expect your educational background to be laboratory technician. It is considered an advantage if you have previously worked with FOSS instruments in the food- or agricultural industry and/or if you have experience with CLP-classification in regards to calculations. Since FOSS is a global organization, it is a prerequisite that you are fluent in English.

We are looking for a happy and positive colleague, ready to work as part of a team! As a laboratory technician at FOSS, you must also be ready for daily changes and flexible.

You will be part of a team with many different competencies (chemists, mechanical engineers, software developers, etc.) so you must be able to coordinate, interact and comminicate across the team. You work independently and systematically and take responsibility for your tasks.


And get an interesting and challenging job where you can plan and coordinate your own daily work with great flexibility in the position/work-life balance. You will enter a dynamic and international work environment with 1500 skilled colleagues around the globe and good career opportunities. At FOSS; you will have the opportunity to bring your ideas to the table while working with the most advanced technologies, with high focus on R&D.

Ready to join us?

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 Mille Bundgaard at or on +45 4820 8676

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, sex, 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 optimising production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimise 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 more than 1,500 highly qualified people worldwide.

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