I would like to pursue a career in bioinformatics but as it is an emerging field I'm having a tough time getting information on where to apply and what to look for. I'm a bit overwhelmed.
I have a B.S. in biology. I don't have much computer science coursework but I am a quick learner on the computer and I have taught myself quite a bit of programming. Additionally, I have experience in a lab working with STATA, and working with GWAS data.
Do I need more experience? Where should I go from here.
Thank you in advance for your advice! -E
Do you have a particular country you are interested in applying to? or a particular part of bioinformatics you are interested in? My best advice is to find some PI's that work in that field and check out where they are.
I would suggest to find some top universities and read the website of their bioinformatics (or computational biology) department/program. This will help you decide what questions you might want to pursuit and what specific techniques you are interested in. Bioinformatics is a broad field and different programs can have different focuses such as comparative genomics, mathematical modeling and biochemical engineering. Once you narrow down your specific interest your searching will become much simpler. (If you find yourself reading the same sentence after 0.5 hr you should skip that professor:) )