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