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Starting a bioinformatics team

Over the past five years, we've talked to hundreds of scientists and engineers working in early-stage bioinformatics teams. We've started to notice what works – and what doesn't work.

If you're starting a new bioinformatics team, this is the guide for you! It's intended for people with technical experience in bioinformatics, but for whom starting a bioinformatics team is novel.

We've noticed that the best new team leads do these three things:

  1. Start with an intentional discovery phase
  2. Concurrently deliver small wins to build trust
  3. Start with a simple tech stack

Once they've built trust and understand the organization's needs, then they hire.

This guide was originally written as followup to a a Reddit comment.

Last updated less than a month ago by Noah