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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 Assistant
Tasks for “Bioinformatics Research Technician”
- Conduct quality analyses of data inputs and resulting analyses or predictions.
- Perform routine system administrative functions such as troubleshooting, back-ups, and upgrades.
- Confer with researchers, clinicians, or information technology staff to determine data needs and programming requirements and to provide assistance with database-related research activities.
- Participate in the preparation of reports or scientific publications.
- Package bioinformatics data for submission to public repositories.
- Confer with database users about project timelines and changes.
- Monitor database performance and perform any necessary maintenance, upgrades, or repairs.
- Maintain awareness of new and emerging computational methods and technologies.
- Develop or maintain applications that process biologically based data into searchable databases for purposes of analysis, calculation, or presentation.
- 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.
- Create data management or error-checking procedures and user manuals.
- Train bioinformatics staff or researchers in the use of databases.
- 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.
- Design or implement web-based tools for querying large-scale biological databases.
- Analyze or manipulate bioinformatics data using software packages, statistical applications, or data mining techniques.
- Develop or apply data mining and machine learning algorithms.
- Write computer programs or scripts to be used in querying databases.
Related Technology & Tools
- Desktop computers
- High throughput screening HTS systems
- Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers
- Semiconductor-based sequencers
- Computer clusters
- Web servers
- Computer workstation setups
- Network file servers
- Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
- Genome Analysis ToolKit GATK
- The MathWorks MATLAB
- Atlassian Bamboo
- Hypertext markup language HTML
- Apache Subversion
- Web browser software
- Basic Local Alignment Search Tool BLAST
- Jenkins CI
- Burrows-Wheeler Aligner BWA
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion Reporter
- Oracle Java