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