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Working As A Bioinformatician

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $80,110

    Average Salary

What Does A Bioinformatician Do At Leidos

* This position will be responsible for supporting the Biomedical applications being developed for NCI.
* The Bioinformatics Analyst IV will be part of a fast-paced, cross-functional team of biologists, bioinformaticians and software developers working at the leading edge of Precision Medicine.
* The Bioinformatics Analyst IV:
* Will maintain and extend existing bioinformatics workflows to meet the changing needs of current biomedical applications
* Will design, develop and deploy robust high-throughput, genomic data processing and analysis pipelines
* Will develop accurate, thorough and timely clinical reports for our stakeholders
* Mentor and supervise junior colleagues on coding, data processing and data analysis
* Is expected to be proficient with Python, Perl, and the Linux command line
* Requires a strong knowledge of bioinformatics file types including, but not limited to, VCF, FASTA/FASTQ, SAM/BAM, BED
* Requires a strong knowledge of next generation sequencing (NGS), variant annotation, and variant calling pipelines

What Does A Bioinformatician Do At Stanford University

* Collect, manage and clean datasets.
* Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements.
* Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions.
* Design, develop, and manage bioinformatics pipelines for Next
* Generation Sequencing data from various platforms and propose methods to streamline data analysis.
* Make code changes following software development best practices such as source control, regression testing, and code reviews.
* Be responsible for data processing from Center’s high throughput sequencing lab (Illumina and PacBio platforms).
* Regularly update LIMS, and websites to enhance sequencing center operations.
* Implement systems for tracking, analyzing, and reporting on sequencing center operations.
* Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
* Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation.
* Work with colleagues in the lab to analyze the whole genome, exome, RNA seq data and assess data quality.
* Troubleshoot poor quality data arising from biological issues or analysis artifacts.
* Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods.
* Communicate the data processing results to researchers in a helpful and timely fashion, and provide answers to technical questions through 1-on
* communication and written documentation.
* Write scripts for liquid handling robotic devices.
* Work with other internal, other core services, and external groups to streamline processes related to sample submission, processing, billing, and data management.
* Communicate with government officials, grant agencies, industry representatives, and present research data at conferences.
* Lead bi-monthly drop-in consulting sessions to assist other labs in selecting the appropriate core services.
* Other duties may also be assigned.
* Qualifications

What Does A Bioinformatician Do At UPMC

* Assist in bioinformatics data analysis and validation of bioinformatics pipelines.
* Assist in software deployment and improving software deployment plans.
* Bioinformatics pipeline development - e.g. variant calling, variant annotation, copy number analysis, gene expression analysis, and gene fusion identification.
* Effectively document and communicate pipeline development, maintenance, and validations.
* Improve and manage software testing and error handling for bioinformatics pipelines and web applications.
* Troubleshoot next-generation server hardware and software issues.
* User interface development - improve existing and create new user interfaces in Python/Django-based web applications, identify process improvements

What Does A Bioinformatician Do At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

* Assists in the design, development and maintenance of data collection instruments, databases and procedure manuals.
* Designs, implements, and performs data management and quality control procedures as necessary for routine and special projects.
* Writes computer programs to combine data from separate computer files to allow comparison of data from different sources.
* Support the creation applications in support of research projects.
* Collaborates with program staff on the design and analysis of biostatistics aspects of research protocols.
* Participates in the design of questionnaires and interview forms.
* Analyzes data beginning with univariate and multivariate analyses such as logistic regression and factor analysis for research studies.
* Supports the interpretation and assist in the creation of study results in collaboration with faculty members, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and other team members.
* Provides tabular and graphic summaries of analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals as well as for presentation at scientific meetings

What Does A Bioinformatician Do At Stanford University

* Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
* Develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data.
* Prepare figures for publication and presentation.
* Collaborate with lab members on data collection and analysis methods.
* Other duties may also be assigned

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Bioinformatician Demographics

Gender

Male

56.5%

Unknown

23.9%

Female

19.6%
Ethnicity

White

44.0%

Asian

43.1%

Hispanic or Latino

5.8%

Unknown

5.7%

Black or African American

1.4%
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Languages Spoken

Uyghur

14.3%

Chinese

14.3%

Ukrainian

14.3%

Turkish

14.3%

Japanese

14.3%

Mandarin

14.3%

Russian

14.3%
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Bioinformatician Education

Schools

Stanford University

10.3%

Northeastern University

10.3%

University of Texas at El Paso

6.9%

North Carolina State University

6.9%

University of Illinois at Chicago

6.9%

Georgia State University

6.9%

George Mason University

6.9%

Western Illinois University

3.4%

University of Florida

3.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.4%

Indiana University Bloomington

3.4%

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

3.4%

Colorado School of Mines

3.4%

University of California - Davis

3.4%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3.4%

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3.4%

Miami University

3.4%

Northwestern University

3.4%

University of Oregon

3.4%

Cornell University

3.4%
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Majors

Biostatistics

34.1%

Computer Science

13.6%

Biology

9.1%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

9.1%

Mining Engineering

4.5%

Chemistry

4.5%

Biomedical Engineering

4.5%

Botany

2.3%

Statistics

2.3%

Genetics

2.3%

Computer Applications

2.3%

Geology

2.3%

Computer Engineering

2.3%

Education

2.3%

Business

2.3%

Information Technology

2.3%
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Degrees

Masters

52.3%

Doctorate

29.5%

Other

6.8%

Bachelors

6.8%

Certificate

4.5%
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Real Bioinformatician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Bioinformatician Natera, Inc. San Carlos, CA Sep 08, 2014 $140,000
Senior Bioinformatician Ubiome San Francisco, CA Jan 20, 2015 $140,000
Senior Bioinformatician Natera, Inc. San Carlos, CA Jul 12, 2015 $135,000
Senior Bioinformatician Preventiongenetics, LLC Marshfield, WI May 14, 2015 $123,000
Bioinformatician Dnanexus, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 16, 2016 $123,000
Bioinformatician Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY Sep 01, 2013 $120,000
Senior Bioinformatician The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Jan 04, 2016 $116,699
Bioinformatician II Duke University and Medical Center Durham, NC Dec 01, 2014 $116,438
Senior Bioinformatician Preventiongenetics, LLC Marshfield, WI Sep 09, 2013 $110,000
Senior Bioinformatician Preventiongenetics, LLC Marshfield, WI Sep 16, 2013 $110,000
Senior Bioinformatician, Research and Development Advaita Corporation Plymouth, MI Apr 27, 2016 $108,306
Enterprise Platform Bioinformatician Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 31, 2014 $104,728
Senior Bioinformatician Partners Healthcare Cambridge, MA May 18, 2015 $102,000
Bioinformatician The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2014 $80,800
Bioinformatician The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Mar 10, 2015 $80,800
Bioinformatician The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Mar 03, 2015 $80,800
Bioinformatician/Scientist Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston, MA Jan 06, 2014 $80,000
Bioinformatician Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego, CA Jul 21, 2013 $80,000
Bioinformatician Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY Feb 28, 2015 $80,000
Bioinformatician Partners Healthcare Boston, MA Aug 26, 2016 $69,950
Next Generation Sequencing LAB. Bioinformatician Dow Agrosciences, LLC Indianapolis, IN Oct 01, 2014 $69,948 -
$104,916
Bioinformatician Dow Agrosciences LLC Indianapolis, IN Aug 10, 2015 $69,948 -
$104,916
Bioinformatician Dow Agrosciences, LLC Indianapolis, IN Oct 01, 2013 $67,908 -
$101,856
Next Generation Sequencing Laboratory Bioinformatician Dow Agrosciences LLC Indianapolis, IN Apr 13, 2015 $67,908 -
$101,856
Bioinformatician University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS Jan 09, 2016 $67,000
Bioinformatician IHRC, Incorporated Atlanta, GA Nov 19, 2015 $66,373 -
$87,500

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Top Skills for A Bioinformatician

WholeGenomePerlDataAnalysisSNPNeurofibromatosisMicroarrayPythonLabIlluminaHumanmethylation450BeadchipGeneRMysqlAPILinuxNGSDataProcessingGwasFunctionalAnnotationsStatistical/ScientificAnalysesMicroarrayDataDataManagementPathwayAnalysisCufflinks

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Top Bioinformatician Skills

  1. Whole Genome
  2. Perl
  3. Data Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and taught introductory shortcourses in Perl and HTML.
  • Performed Exploratory Data Analysis regarding characterizing the main characteristics of data.
  • Transfer of new products to laboratory operations and assist in releasing of new products to the market
  • Analyzed Illumina HumanMethylation450 BeadChip data to identify informative data reduction summaries for ovarian cancer subtype characterization.
  • Learned and adapted accepted RNA-seq pipeline to analyze data generated by lab members.

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