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