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

A Bioinformaticist is accountable for conducting researches using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas like pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology and proteomics as well as designing databases and developing algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic knowledge or other biological information.

Primary responsibilities include using the data collection and modeling to analyze biological data, generating mathematical models, developing dynamic simulations and conducting pattern analyses of biological systems, designing new survey methodologies, programming a statistical model to give accurate records, develop databases to compile vast amounts of information, consulting with other researchers and scientists to analyze data sets, using specialized computer software to identify and classify components of a biological systems.

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


Pick up new duties as a way of learning and improving oneself

Put more effort in undertaking assigned duties and finding out methods of doing those tasks faster.

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate what other group members have put in.

Learn to talk in a very clear and concise way that other people can understand.

[employee comments goal]

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

Promote a shared understanding of the company's needs and strategic direction to rally teams

[employee comments goal]

Embrace teamwork and delegate responsibility to individuals in order to make them accountable for execution

Get a mentor, who has been doing what one is currently doing or has been through what one is experiencing, to offer advice and career coaching

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

Use diverse methods to educate the workforce to bring out their potential

[employee comments goal]

Set targets for each individual in the group to ensure equality of tasks distributions

Be consistent in the delivery of the set goals to create a valuable record

[employee comments goal]

Insist on following the company policies all the time to ensure tasks are done well

Avoid falling back into old habits that have already been sighted

[employee comments goal]

Work without any supervision and deliver as per the expectations

Attempt to do things differently and see the results changes

[employee comments goal]

Choose to be an active part of the growing company

Learn to spend your time and resources well to ensure minimum wastage

[employee comments goal]

Remain composed even when faced with ambiguity or any form of emergency

Consistently maintain composure even when stressed and learn to embrace mishaps with renewed energy

[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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