The extreme shortage of skilled bioinformaticians is the recurrent topic in all discussion about current needs of biomedical research. Bioinformaticians are highly qualified and demanded professionals. They enjoy many positions available on biotechnological and startup companies, pharmaceutical, chemical, computational labs or hospitals.
The leading research fields urging bioinformatics professionals are genomics, personalized medicine, drug discovery, biotechnology, crop improvement and other health science research fields.
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