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

A Bioinformatics Associate is responsible for applying information technological, medical and health research using computational tools to gather and analyze data. This position is mostly used by medical scientists, biochemists, biophysicists, etc.

The primary duties of this position include collecting data and modelling it to analyze biological data, creating mathematical models, developing dynamic simulations, performing pattern analyses of biological systems, assisting in different medical science and health fields, developing systems that help in gathering data, develop databases to compile vast amounts of information from activities like gene expression, assists other scientists and lab technicians, maintain laboratory documents, keep current with relevant scientific or medical journal

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


Have the willingness to be available when required at any given time.

Always learn to delegate excess and urgent work to others so that it can be completed on time.

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to learn the best way to manage my feelings and emotions while working with others.

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

[employee comments goal]

Actively share knowledge about the company's processes among colleagues and offer advice to new employees or those who are less experienced

Manage compliance, ethical and other issues in order to protect the company's reputation and respect its obligations

[employee comments goal]

Pay attention to detail in order to avoid missing important points or steps when performing a task or accomplishing goals

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

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

[employee comments goal]

Accomplish all the goals set as a group to encourage teamwork spirit

Remain committed to the company's regulations without any compromise or prejudice

[employee comments goal]

Set consistent goals that can be easily achieved without much stress

Avoid falling back into old habits that have already been sighted

[employee comments goal]

Work without any supervision and deliver as per the expectations

Be a good steward of companies resources and time ensuring none is wasted on irrelevant things

[employee comments goal]

Develop a hunger for personal growth even as the business excels

Be available to attend workshops and training that may impart new knowledge

[employee comments goal]

Think creatively and outside job descriptions in order to explore different avenues as a way of embracing change

Show willingness to work extra hours in order to cover a colleague's responsibilities whenever there is need

[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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