Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a computational biologist.

A Computational Biologist is responsible for creating mathematical equations which compute trends in the daily office work. This post can also work as a computer and information research scientist or biological science professors.

Essential functions of this position include carrying extensive investigation and rigorous computer programming, devising computer modeling simulations and analyzing large amounts of information and data, designing models and predictions for a molecular biological system, consulting with researchers to analyze problems, recommending computer based solutions, determining computational strategies, developing data and databases, communicating research results through scientific publications or project reports, developing new software application or customize existing applications to meet specific scientific project needs.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Promote and encourage colleagues to keep up-to-date with the company's rules, decision-making bodies, networks, structures, power relationships and environment

Use knowledge of corporate politics to handle difficult situations effectively and with discretion

[employee comments goal]

Avoid dealing with the person one-on-one and demand that a third party be brought in order to avoid getting cornered in an argument

Always try to be a reasonable person by considering all sides of the story before coming to a conclusion

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

Develop a managerial style that seeks to honor and respect each employee for their worth

[employee comments goal]

Maintain a robust level of poise and professionalism when faced with crisis

Insist that staff members meet standards of grooming and appearance

[employee comments goal]

Learn to concentrate on written directions; highlight the main points and summarize lengthy documents into bullet points

Take time to understand the steps and their purpose and run through the process mentally before handling it physically

[employee comments goal]

Conduct business operations with customers and other employees at a time that is convenient for them

Respect the workplace and how other employees work and avoid making them crazy with own personal habits

[employee comments goal]

Keep track of progress; measure current results against previous results in order to stay focused, motivated, and disciplined

Create an environment that supports own goals, habits, and the consistent actions one needs to take to accomplish them

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate responsive attitude towards the concerns of others regarding inequality and unfair treatment

Consider fairness and equality when implementing new activities and programs

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to operate modern electronic devices

Embrace computers to execute repetitive, multiple, and complex tasks efficiently

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in improving typing speed and accuracy when using word processors

Seek for assistance when faced with a problem related to using a computer service

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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