|Bioinformatics software developer|
|The Department of Primary Industries|
|Environment and energy|
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A day in the life of a Bioinformatics software developer in Australia
What I do
As a bioinformatics software developer I design and implement software pipelines, for the analysis of large datasets from biological experiments.
Skills I use and how I developed them
MRes Computational Biology.
A background in biology enables me to help scientists solve their computational problems.
Communication and team work skills from playing in a number of sport teams has help in my work's team environment.
Courses taken since graduation
MRes Computational Biology
Where I hope to be in 5 years
I am planning to do a PhD.
My advice to students considering work
You can't plan for everything, you just have to gain as many skills as you can and use your initiative to apply your skill to the problems you face.