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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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Bioinformatics Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$97,500 /yr
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Pillar BiosciencesPillar Biosciences
Bioinformatics Scientist
20 Oct 2021

“I enjoyed all our interactions and they were so easy and fun to work with.”

Triplet Therapeutics
Bioinformatics Intern
21 Oct 2020

“Was a great introduction to the field of bioinformatics and its potential to revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry.”

Espire DentalEspire Dental
World Leader
16 Apr 2021

“They put people above everything!!! Truly the best group of people I have ever worked with.”

Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University
15 Dec 2021

“Good good good good good”

7 Sep 2021

“Nice place to work and make friends”

IIT MadrasIIT Madras
1 Jul 2021

“Good innovative solutions and all the best”

Scientist, Engineering
23 Oct 2020

“Great benefit and can add 5”

Pillar BiosciencesPillar Biosciences
Bioinformatics Scientist
20 Oct 2021

“I was able to work with some of the best people I have ever met.”

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