Bioinformatics Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.6% (as fast as the average)


What Bioinformatics Technicians Do

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.

Other Job Titles Bioinformatics Technicians May Have

Bioinformatics Analyst, Bioinformatics Specialist, Biotechnician, Scientific Informatics Analyst

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Analyze or manipulate bioinformatics data using software packages, statistical applications, or data mining techniques.
  • Extend existing software programs, web-based interactive tools, or database queries as sequence management and analysis needs evolve.
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging computational methods and technologies.
  • Conduct quality analyses of data inputs and resulting analyses or predictions.
  • Enter or retrieve information from structural databases, protein sequence motif databases, mutation databases, genomic databases or gene expression databases.

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