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Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 43-9111.01
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Bioinformatics Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Bioinformatics Technicians
- Scientific Informatics Analyst
- Research Assistant
- Museum Informatics Specialist
- Informatics Developer
- Bioinformatics Technician
- Bioinformatics Specialist
- Bioinformatics Developer
- Bioinformatics Analyst
- Assistant Research Scientist
- Log Data Technician
- Database Technician
- Data Technician
- Data Analyst
- Biometrics Technician
- Bioinformatics Research Technician
Tasks for “Bioinformatics Assistant”
- Develop or maintain applications that process biologically based data into searchable databases for purposes of analysis, calculation, or presentation.
- Train bioinformatics staff or researchers in the use of databases.
- Design or implement web-based tools for querying large-scale biological databases.
- Package bioinformatics data for submission to public repositories.
- Perform routine system administrative functions such as troubleshooting, back-ups, and upgrades.
- Conduct quality analyses of data inputs and resulting analyses or predictions.
- Monitor database performance and perform any necessary maintenance, upgrades, or repairs.
- Maintain awareness of new and emerging computational methods and technologies.
- Create data management or error-checking procedures and user manuals.
- Participate in the preparation of reports or scientific publications.
- Enter or retrieve information from structural databases, protein sequence motif databases, mutation databases, genomic databases or gene expression databases.
- Test new or updated software or tools and provide feedback to developers.
- Confer with researchers, clinicians, or information technology staff to determine data needs and programming requirements and to provide assistance with database-related research activities.
- Develop or apply data mining and machine learning algorithms.
- Confer with database users about project timelines and changes.
- Write computer programs or scripts to be used in querying databases.
- Analyze or manipulate bioinformatics data using software packages, statistical applications, or data mining techniques.
- Extend existing software programs, web-based interactive tools, or database queries as sequence management and analysis needs evolve.
- Document all database changes, modifications, or problems.
Related Technology & Tools
- Semiconductor-based sequencers
- Web servers
- Desktop computers
- Computer workstation setups
- High throughput screening HTS systems
- Computer clusters
- Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers
- Network file servers
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion Reporter
- Oracle Java
- Atlassian Bamboo
- Basic Local Alignment Search Tool BLAST
- Web browser software
- Jenkins CI
- The MathWorks MATLAB
- Hypertext markup language HTML
- Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
- Apache Subversion
- Burrows-Wheeler Aligner BWA
- Genome Analysis ToolKit GATK