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