Bioinformatics straddles the disciplines of computer science, computational biology, genomics, and molecular biology. Thus, bioinformaticians require a relatively hard to find set of skills to effectively carry out the bioinformatics analyses. Over the past eight years, the TRIA Mountain Pine Beetle project has generated substantial genomic resources and genomic datasets. This project will conduct value-added analyses, and archive data in public repositories spanning 14 months. Additionally, the bioinformatician will also assist with external communications, such as transitioning of the TRIA web site to the University of Alberta. The activities carried out by the bioinformatician through this funding will be instrumental in ensuring maximum utility of TRIA genomic data.