Bioinformatics Careers

Career in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Careers

Bioinformatics Careers is the use of information technology in the field of molecular biology. The use of technology within the field of biology to manage and analyse data is known as Bioinformatics. This is a relatively new field in all the age old methods related to biology. It’s fast emerging as a field with great scope as technology is advancing with each passing day & the field of biology is being analysed and explored in all the possible dimensions.

 Bioinformatics Careers Job Prospects 

Job prospects in the field of Bioinformatics have been rapidly increasing, with bioinformatics treading its path into all fields of biology such as, Biotechnology, bio-medical science, pharmaceutical sciences, and also in research institutes and hospitals.

There are many sub-areas of bioinformatics :-

  • Pharmacogenomics.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Clinical pharmacologist.
  • Informatics developer.
  • Computational chemist.
  • Bio-analytic s.
  • Proteomics.
  • Sequence analysis.
  • Database design & maintenance.

Skills Required 

The skill sets required by a Bioinformatics scientist are:-

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to navigate through information resources.
  • Keen observation.
  • Be able to use command line interfaces.
  • Must be familiar with computer scripts.
  • statistical & data visualization skills.

Salary Package 

The Average pay scale for a Bioinformatics analyst can be from 12,000 I NR to 20,000 I NR in Private companies. A govt. employee can command approx 9,000 I NR with allowances.

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