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