What does a Bioinformatics Scientist do?

Bioinformatics scientists use technology and computer science to study and find biological solutions. They collaborate closely with various scientists including microbiologists, plant biologists, or computer scientists and identify opportunities for accelerating product development. They use genetic information databases to find ways to identify and treat issues including human, animal, and plant disease. They translate data into competitive knowledge by providing relevant and innovative bioinformatics analysis that meets their criteria.

Bioinformatics scientists identify and develop software tools for efficient data integration, mine biological data, and collaborate closely with various applicable disciplines. They build innovative frameworks for data integration and automated data mining and develop reusable libraries and references. They implement best coding practices to continually improve a company's competition or capabilities and workflows and apply computational tools to transform genomics data. Bioinformatics scientists need a master's degree in genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related fields.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
11%
2 - 4
48%
5 - 7
30%
8+
11%

Common Skill Sets

UNIX Linux
Python
PERL
Scripting Languages
Writing Protocols
PHD
Pipeline
Programming Languages

Bioinformatics Scientist Seniority Levels

Microbiologist
8% made the transition
Biologist
12% made the transition
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Bioinformatics Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$105,471 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$74K
Median: $105K
$150K
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