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