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

A Bioinformatics Technician is responsible for applying methods and principles of bioinformatics to help scientists in areas like the pharmaceutical, medical technology, computational biology, and biotechnology to visualize, analyze and manipulate molecular data.

The principal duties of this post include analyzing and managing bioinformatics data using software packages, monitoring database performance and perform any necessary maintenance upgrades or repairs, creating data management or error checking procedures and user manuals, developing or maintaining applications that process biologically based data into searchable databases for the purposes of analysis, calculation or presentation, documenting all database changes, modifications or problems, developing or applying data mining and machine learning algorithms, designing and implementing web-based tools for querying large-scale biological databases.

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


Show enough willingness to keep the personal workspace clean and tidy.

Constantly maintain an organized mindset at the workplace to achieve good results.

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to work overtime when an urgent matter needs to be completed

Be willing to help other workmates to complete their urgent work when requested.

[employee comments goal]

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

To make my voice be heard on the team so that I can actively participate in the decision-making process.

[employee comments goal]

Help others to perform tasks that are provided without feeling shortchanged

Avoid falling back into old habits that have already been sighted

[employee comments goal]

Seek to improve that which does not please the supervisors

Think creatively of new ways to solve upcoming problems in the workplace

[employee comments goal]

Find out how to exercise wise decision-making skills to be able to work on challenging tasks

Make use of the learning materials or coaching lessons to become more efficient

[employee comments goal]

Work on aspects of reliability such as keeping promises, punctuality and consistently doing good work in order to build trust

Be faithful and learn to keep other employees secrets in order to build a strong working relationship and a strong team

[employee comments goal]

Suggest alternative dates for a deadline if one feels the deadline is unrealistic or try to find out which tasks one can put on hold in order to meet the deadline

Ask questions in order to know what a task entails and what the recipient expects before agreeing to a deadline

[employee comments goal]

Track how much time one spends on each task in order to identify tasks that take more time that needed

Delegate tasks that actually need to be delegated in order to avoid feeling overloaded and overwhelmed

[employee comments goal]

Decide what projects or tasks need to be completed first and make sure that everyone is onboard

Manage own day properly and set clear objectives with specific deadlines and time targets

[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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