Professional knowledge and skills in analysing bioinformatics data
Bioinformatics Technicians are responsible for using bioinformatics principles in analysing and creating bioinformatics products while working alongside bioinformaticians. Specifically, they apply bioinformatics tools to visualise, analyse, manipulate or interpret molecular data. This may include building and maintaining databases for processing and analysing genomic or other biological information. They also create related databases and apply this data in helping bioinformaticians create products related to computer information science, biotechnology, medical technology and other fields. A part of their job is to use various software tools in gathering and analysing bioinformatics data. They also stay abreast with the latest advances in bioinformatics and utilise this knowledge in the laboratory.