Bioinformatics Scientists


Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.
Also called: Bioinformaticist, Bioinformatics Scientist, Research Scientist, Senior Scientist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Independence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Python
    Web platform development software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    post-doctoral training
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