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