Alere Career Areas

Career Areas

With a fantastic array of opportunities we have a role to suit everyone. Below are just some of the career paths available at Alere.


Our laboratories process tens of thousands of samples each year and our teams work in the knowledge that behind every test is a life, with results potentially leading to somebody losing their job, custody of a child or even going to prison. Working with care, attention to detail and consummate professionalism are vital for success in our laboratory teams.

Example roles: Laboratory Assistant, Analyst, Accessioning Scientist, Laboratory Manager

Report Writing

A proportion of the results released by the laboratory are intended for use in a forensic context. Most commonly, this is for family or civil court, but on occasion the results will be used in criminal proceedings.

Our team of Reporting Scientists write bespoke interpretive reports and provide expert interpretation of the results. All of the Reporting Scientists have undertaken rigorous court training, and they are available to answer court-related queries at very short notice either by telephone, email or in the witness box first-hand.

Example roles: Reporting Scientist

Research & Development

Keeping ahead in a fast-paced market is critical to stay competitive. Leading the charge, you will be working with colleagues around the world to develop innovations in toxicology and point of care devices.

Example roles: Design Engineer, Assay Manager, Software Engineer, Software Developer

Collection Network

Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year our Collection Network is responsible for collecting tens of thousands of samples from vessels and sites across the globe each year.

Example roles: Collection Officer, Collection Network Manager, Collection Network Administrator

Sales & Account Management

Acting as the face of Alere to the outside world our Sales and Account Management team are responsible for building key business relationships and troubleshooting problems for our clients. With both field and office based roles we have positions to suit your lifestyle and career ambitions.

Example roles: Field Sales Manager, Account Manager, Telesales Assistant, Sales Administrator, Business Development Manager, Bid Writer


Our Marketing team is responsible for increasing our sales, market share and brand awareness by understanding our customers and the competition intimately. The team's knowledge and ideas help us build cohesive marketing strategies creating maximum impact for minimal cost.

Example roles: Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Marketing Administrator, Creative Designer

Customer Services

When our customers have a technical support issue or a query on a test result we have supplied, they rely on our Customer Service teams for answers. Experts in their fields our team are customer ambassadors and do everything they can to get a speedy and satisfactory conclusion.

Example roles: Order Processing Assistant, Customer Service Specialist, Product Support Assistant, Laboratory Services Assistant, Contracts Specialist, Programme Manager


Our Finance team provides and analyses the data that we use to make key decisions and operate efficiently and effectively. This means that they are pivotal in financial planning and forecasting, analysing the viability of business proposals and analysing sales performance.

Example roles: Accountant, Credit Controller, Accounts Payables Assistant

Supply Chain

For our customers Knowing Now Matters™ so keeping them supplied with point of care devices and sample collection kits is essential. Our Supply Chain ensures that every link in the chain stretching from our manufacturing facilities to our product end users is operating smoothly.

Example roles: Supply Chain Manager, Purchasing Assistant, Materials Planner, Logistics Manager, Production Technician

Quality & Regulatory

We apply gold standard accreditations and are regularly audited and monitored by independent organisations. Our Quality and Regulatory teams are responsible for ensuring we maintain the highest quality standards for our products and services.

Example roles: Quality Manager, Compliance Officer, Quality Systems and Reporting Officer, RA Manager


We never stop looking for the best and the brightest professionals. The opportunities are endless, and this is where your exciting new career starts.

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Why work for Alere?

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that rewards you financially, increases your wellness and helps you achieve your personal development goals.