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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”
- Design or implement web-based tools for querying large-scale biological 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.
- Test new or updated software or tools and provide feedback to developers.
- 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.
- Write computer programs or scripts to be used in querying databases.
- 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.
- Perform routine system administrative functions such as troubleshooting, back-ups, and upgrades.
- Conduct quality analyses of data inputs and resulting analyses or predictions.
- Create data management or error-checking procedures and user manuals.
- Confer with database users about project timelines and changes.
- Maintain awareness of new and emerging computational methods and technologies.
- Develop or apply data mining and machine learning algorithms.
- 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.
- Package bioinformatics data for submission to public repositories.
- Participate in the preparation of reports or scientific publications.
- Train bioinformatics staff or researchers in the use of databases.
Related Technology & Tools
- High throughput screening HTS systems
- Semiconductor-based sequencers
- Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers
- Computer workstation setups
- Web servers
- Computer clusters
- Network file servers
- Desktop computers
- Apache Subversion
- Atlassian Bamboo
- Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
- Hypertext markup language HTML
- Basic Local Alignment Search Tool BLAST
- Oracle Java
- The MathWorks MATLAB
- Web browser software
- Jenkins CI
- Genome Analysis ToolKit GATK
- Burrows-Wheeler Aligner BWA
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion Reporter