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Working As A Bioinformatics Scientist

  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $79,100

    Average Salary

What Does A Bioinformatics Scientist Do At Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

* Run deep-dive analysis of expression profiling experiments
* Analyze metabolomics and lipidomics datasets
* Integrative multi-omics analysis: develop algorithms to combine multiple-omics data to characterize mechanisms and to identify novel targets and pathways
* Collaborate with scientists in the Metabolism and Muscle department and other groups at Regeneron, as well as external collaborators to design molecular profiling experiments
* Present results to Sr. management and collaborators

What Does A Bioinformatics Scientist Do At City of Hope

* A POSTDOC or SCIENTIST POSITION is available immediately in the lab of Dr.
* Andrea Bild ( http://bildlab.org/ ; https://www.cityofhope.org/andrea-bild ) at the City of Hope Cancer Institute, CA.
* We are seeking a bioinformatician with experience analyzing genomic data, including whole genome DNA and RNA sequencing data.
* This investigator will join a large research program that aims at developing and applying bioinformatics and statistical algorithms for the integrative analysis of multi-omics data.
* We are specifically studying patient tumor cell heterogeneity and evolution as recently published ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467
* and highlighted ( https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2017/metastatic-breast-cancer-treatment-resistance-evolution ).
* Researchers will work with a multi-disciplinary team in a creative and collaborative environment consisting of computational and lab biologists, as well as physicians.
* We are funded as one of nine U54 NCI Cancer Systems Biology Consortium centers in the US, and have extensive collaborations with leading academic institutions across the country ( https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/dcb/research-programs/csbc

What Does A Bioinformatics Scientist Do At Beacon Hill Staffing Group-Pharma

* Development and utilization of computational tools for clinical data analysis and data mining to identify factors (e.g., genetic markers) that correlate with clinical response to drug candidates Work as a member of cross-functional Response Working Group to develop response factor hypotheses and develop analysis plans to test the hypotheses Establish processes for data manipulation & analysis Evaluate potential commercially available analysis tools Conduct analyses of operational data across all functions to generate quantitative assessments of operational performance.
* Examples include analysis of clinical site performance data and evaluation of time to key operational milestones such as contract execution, site activation, database lock or regulatory approval

What Does A Bioinformatics Scientist Do At Leidos

* In this role, you will have the opportunity and responsibility to provide assistance and to train laboratory personnel in these areas:
* Analysis of RNA
* Seq, HITS
* Seq and NET
* Seq experiments, including mapping, quality control, trouble-shooting and downstream analyses.
* Develop and/or adapt scientific software using various programming languages such as Perl, Python, C, and R.
* Primary sequence alignment, secondary and tertiary structure analyses for RNA experiments.
* Analyze data generated in the laboratory and obtained from public databases such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)
* Analysis of base modifications and the impact of post-transcriptional processing events on bioinformatics pipelines and analyses.
* Maintain, develop, and document bioinformatics software and analysis pipelines.
* Work in a team environment and contribute to publications, presentations, and provide training in RNA bioinformatics analyses

What Does A Bioinformatics Scientist Do At Cedars-Sinai

* Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
* May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
* Analyzes and interprets data.
* May assist in preparation of grant proposals.
* Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
* Not responsible for generating grant funds.
* To design, organize and carry out research projects under direction from the Principal Investigator and/or other designated members of the research team
* To analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data from ongoing research projects
* To develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
* To keep appropriate experimental records and documentation of ongoing research
* To develop and perform routine and complex laboratory procedures appropriate to ongoing research projects
* To assist, and where appropriate to lead in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals relating to ongoing research projects.
* Applying for independent postdoctoral funding and travel awards to scientific conferences is encouraged
* To prepare scientific findings for presentations at internal, local, national and international meeting including the lab meetings, seminars and conferences.
* To contribute to research discussions from other members of the research team.
* To engage in hypothesis development and troubleshooting of conducted experiments.
* To undertake research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator or other designated investigators
* To manage the day-to-day running of specific experiments
* To abide by IRB proposals and protocols relating to projects in the laboratory
* To abide by Animal Licenses and protocols related to projects in the laboratory
* To maintain Safety Protocols related to projects in the laboratory
* To help orientate new members of the research team joining the laboratory
* LI
* Academic

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How To Become A Bioinformatics Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.


Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Real Bioinformatics Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Bioinformatics Scientist Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. Cambridge, MA Apr 09, 2016 $130,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 04, 2016 $125,000
Scientist III, Bioinformatics Life Technologies Corporation South San Francisco, CA Mar 28, 2016 $125,000 -
Bioinformatics Scientist Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. Cambridge, MA Apr 09, 2016 $125,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 09, 2016 $125,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 09, 2016 $120,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Seven Bridges Genomics Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 13, 2016 $120,000
Scientist III, Bioinformatics Life Technologies Corporation South San Francisco, CA Jul 10, 2015 $119,025 -
Bioinformatics Scientist III The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Mar 30, 2015 $115,000
Bioinformatics Scientist 12 Kelly Services, Inc. Bethesda, MD Jun 22, 2015 $110,361
Bioinformatics Scientist Human Longevity, Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 04, 2015 $110,000
Staff Bioinformatics Scientist Illumina, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 01, 2015 $94,162 -
Bioinformatics Scientist Single Cell Technology, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 21, 2015 $93,974
Bioinformatics Scientist Agenus, Inc. Lexington, MA Sep 18, 2016 $92,997 -
Scientist-Bioinformatics Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge, MA Aug 25, 2016 $92,997 -
Bioinformatics Scientist 8 Kelly Services, Inc. Rockville, MD May 13, 2016 $92,767
Bioinformatics Scientist 8 Kelly Services, Inc. Rockville, MD Oct 26, 2015 $92,767
Bioinformatics Scientist Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, LLC San Diego, CA Sep 01, 2015 $92,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, LLC San Diego, CA Jan 09, 2016 $92,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Illumina San Diego, CA Nov 08, 2016 $83,824 -
Bioinformatics Scientist Illumina San Diego, CA Jul 27, 2016 $83,824 -
Bioinformatics Scientist Admera Health, LLC South Plainfield, NJ Aug 08, 2016 $83,346
Bioinformatics Scientist 2 Illumina, Inc. San Diego, CA Jun 09, 2016 $83,200 -
Bioinformatics Scientist Talentburst, Inc. PA Sep 10, 2015 $83,000
Consultant .01 Bioinformatics Scientists) Veeva Systems, Inc. New York, NY Jul 10, 2015 $82,000
Bioinformatics Scientist Admera Health, LLC South Plainfield, NJ Sep 04, 2015 $81,067
Bioinformatics Scientist Illumina San Diego, CA Apr 08, 2016 $80,000 -

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Top Skills for A Bioinformatics Scientist


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Top Bioinformatics Scientist Skills

  1. Whole Genome
  2. Perl
  3. R
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyze data via Unix tools, Spotfire, Python, Perl, R, Excel, and internal scripts and tools.
  • Solved software and database installation problems.
  • Developed a relational database in SQL Server to store the sequence information and a web interface to query the data.
  • Experienced in algorithm development and logic for text file manipulations, data analysis pipelines and other decision-tree routines.
  • Organize extended team members efforts and act as voice of the customer in core team meetings.

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