Career Opportunity: Bioinformatics
The field of bioinformatics covers the use of computers to analyze, store, retrieve, or compare biological information. This information can be in the form of DNA or protein sequences, structures of macromolecules, metabolic reactions, or gene expression patterns of living cells and many other areas. A strong training in both biology/biochemistry and computer science is necessary for a career in bioinformatics.
There are bioinformatics degree programs at the Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD level. Most positions require at least a Master's degree, but some will accept a degree in Biochemistry, Cell, or Molecular Biology with additional appropriate computer experience.
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