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