bioinformatics scientist


Bioinformatics scientists analyse biological processes using computer programmes. They maintain or construct databases containing biological information. Bioinformatics scientists gather and analyse biological data and may also assist scientists in various fields, including in biotechnology and pharmaceutics. They perform scientific research and statistical analyses, and report on their findings. Bioinformatics scientists may also collect DNA samples, discover data patterns and conduct genetic research.

Alternative label

  • environmental scientist

  • bioinformatics analyst

  • IT expert

  • bioinformatics researcher

  • junior bioinformatics scientist

  • research scientist

  • computer analyst

  • bioinformatician

  • senior bioinformatics scientist

  • computer scientist

  • IT researcher

  • data scientist

  • biology researcher

  • biotechnology scientist

Regulatory aspect

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