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Bioinformatics Scientists - 19-1029.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bioinformaticist
  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Director of Bioinformatics and Trait Discovery
  • Director of Translation and Experimental Medicine Bioinformatics
  • Director, Informatics
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientific Database Curator
  • Scientific Informatics Project Leader
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Senior Scientist

SOC Occupation Groups

19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1000 Life Scientists
19-1020 Biological Scientists
19-1029.00 Biological Scientists, All Other
19-1029.01 Bioinformatics Scientists

Related Occupations

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Tasks

  • Analyze large molecular datasets, such as raw microarray data, genomic sequence data, or proteomics data, for clinical or basic research purposes.
  • Collaborate with software developers in the development and modification of commercial bioinformatics software.
  • Communicate research results through conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports.
  • Compile data for use in activities, such as gene expression profiling, genome annotation, or structural bioinformatics.
  • Confer with departments, such as marketing, business development, or operations, to coordinate product development or improvement.
  • Consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies.
  • Create novel computational approaches and analytical tools as required by research goals.
  • Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools.
  • Design and apply bioinformatics algorithms including unsupervised and supervised machine learning, dynamic programming, or graphic algorithms.
  • Develop data models and databases.
  • Develop new software applications or customize existing applications to meet specific scientific project needs.
  • Direct the work of technicians and information technology staff applying bioinformatics tools or applications in areas such as proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, or clinical bioinformatics.
  • Improve user interfaces to bioinformatics software and databases.
  • Instruct others in the selection and use of bioinformatics tools.
  • Keep abreast of new biochemistries, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature and attending professional conferences.
  • Manipulate publicly accessible, commercial, or proprietary genomic, proteomic, or post-genomic databases.
  • Prepare summary statistics of information regarding human genomes.
  • Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities, such as genetic analysis, measurement of gene expression, or gene function determination.
  • Recommend new systems and processes to improve operations.
  • Test new and updated bioinformatics tools and software.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
  • Analyze biological samples.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use.
  • Develop technical or scientific databases.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Research genetic characteristics or expression.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Mathematician