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