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Bioinformatics Job Listings
05/24 Laboratory Genetic Counselor - West Coast - Natera - Remote
05/24 Biostatistician
05/24 Associate Customer Support Scientist, Project Management
05/24 Associate Customer Support Scientist, Project Management
05/23 Laboratory Technician, Molecular Biology - South San Francisco, CA
05/23 Facilities Coordinator - Natera - San Carlos, CA
05/23 Senior Front End Web Developer - Natera - San Carlos, CA
05/23 Manager, Production Applications - Natera - San Carlos, CA
05/23 Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer - Natera - San Carlos, CA
05/23 Data Scientist
05/23 Sales Operations Associate (temporary)
05/23 Sales Representative/Executive
05/23 Junior Storage Administrator
05/23 Research Associate - Cepheid - Sunnyvale, CA
05/23 Research Technician / Sr. Research Technician - Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - Oklahoma City, OK
05/22 Shipping Specialist I - Natera - San Carlos, CA
05/21 Head of Software Verification and Validation, Sequencing - Roche - Belmont, CA
05/19 Post Doctoral Fellow - Centrillion - Palo Alto, CA

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What skills do I need to start a career in bioinformatics?

According to Cynthia Gibas and Per Jambeck, authors of Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills, below are the "core requirements" for bioinformaticians:

  • You should have a fairly deep background in some aspect of molecular biology. It can be biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, or even molecular modeling, but without a core of knowledge of molecular biology you will, as one person told us, "run into brick walls too often."
  • You must absolutely understand the central dogma of molecular biology. Understanding how and why DNA sequence is transcribed into RNA and translated into protein is vital. (In Chapter 2, Computational Approaches to Biological Questions, we define the central dogma, as well as review the processes of transcription and translation.)
  • You should have substantial experience with at least one or two major molecular biology software packages, either for sequence analysis or molecular modeling. The experience of learning one of these packages makes it much easier to learn to use other software quickly.
  • You should be comfortable working in a command-line computing environment. Working in Linux or Unix will provide this experience.
  • You should have experience with programming in a computer language such as C/C++, as well as in a scripting language such as Perl or Python.

According to Cynthia Gibas and Per Jambeck, there are a variety of other advanced skill sets that can add value to this background: molecular evolution and systematics; physical chemistry--kinetics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; statistics and probabilistic methods; database design and implementation; algorithm development; molecular biology laboratory methods; and others.

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