I went to several sites to look for a new position (thanks to this recent question: Post not found). With not much experience in bioinformatics market I'm confused with a lot of different positions. Some positions I understand but not everything. Some looks like just called differently for companies, academy or government. I tried to put here all I could find. Can somebody approximately sort them let's say by salary or level of responsibility? Which positions requires Ph.D. degree? Any systematic description would be very useful.
- Bioinformatics Internship
- Bioinformatics Postdoc
- Bioinformatics Analyst (I, II, III)
- Senior Bioinformatics Analyst
- Bioinformatics Analyst Programmer (I, II, III)
- Bioinformatics Developer Senior
- Bioinformatics Developer
- Bioinformatician (I, II, III)
- Bioinformatics Expert
- Bioinformatics Systems Administrator
- Bioinformatics Research Fellow
- Bioinformatics Research Assistant
- Bioinformatics Research Associate
- Bioinformatics Scientist (Researcher)
- Bioinformatics Senior (Staff) Scientist
- Bioinformatics Project Manager
- Director (Head) of Bioinformatics
Still, I think this is as good of an explanation as it can be.
Melanie : I have seen "Bioinformatics Analyst" position, where the primary duty is to develop/code [see : http://www.bioinformatics.org/forums/forum.php?forum_id=7896 ]. It is not always possible to classify the positions based on the job title.
Could be. But my point is, it is not at all possible to classify the positions based on the job title, atleast in the bioinformatics domain.
The OP was looking for a "systematic description", so although various ads display many hiring firms' confusion about bioinformatics career tracks, I think Melanie's approach by removing "bionformatics" is a reasonable start