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