Bioinformatics Technicians


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.
Also called: Bioinformatics Analyst, Bioinformatics Specialist, Research Assistant, Scientific Informatics Analyst

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
    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
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Oracle Java
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • MySQL

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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