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Cedars-Sinai Programmer/Analyst - Smidt Heart Institute in Los Angeles, California

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Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

The Smidt Heart Institute reflects Cedars-Sinai's steadfast dedication to heart disease and research innovation giving patients access to the highest level of care. Year after year, thousands of people trust their hearts to Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and niche care teams treat the full spectrum of heart disease and disorders, while our investigators continue to advance the field with groundbreaking, life-saving research. From genetic counseling and targeted drug therapies to a growing array of minimally invasive procedures, Cedars-Sinai continues to stand at the forefront of technology, innovation and discovery improving patient outcomes.

Join our team and use your skills with an organization known nationally for excellence in research!

The Programmer/Analyst I is involved in all aspects of analyses conducted within the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. The Programmer/Analyst I works with research investigators as well as Lead Analysts to write and document programs for the analysis and/or to prepare analysis datasets. Participates in the verification of study results in draft abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations and checking datasets. Assists in database development, cleaning, and documentation.


  1. Writes statistical analysis programs for papers, abstracts, and presentations, working with researchers, senior analysis staff and statisticians. Converts the results of analyses to tabular or graphic presentation formats, when requested.

  2. Prepares data subsets for analyses for researchers, students, or statisticians, working with study personnel, senior analysis staff and researchers. Assists study coordinators/senior analysts in the cleaning, developing, and detailing the study databases.

  3. Working with researchers and/or senior analysis staff, verifies drafts of papers, abstracts, and presentations. This work involves verification of main results by checking sample sizes, data derivation and dataset preparation, or full reproduction of all statistical analyses, including writing new original programs, as requested. Consults with original programmers, statisticians, other data analysis staff and/or researchers as appropriate.

  4. Checks datasets created by other programmers or researchers for accuracy, completion, and clarity.

  5. Documents datasets provided to others, original statistical programs, paper/data-checking work to the extent that others could easily locate files/programs, understand programs/data, and to readily check, rerun or update work performed. Also documents all the verification processes, including errors, and other issues.

  6. Keeps study coordinators/project manager routinely advised of requests received, work progress and completion of work. Asks for help and information where appropriate.

  7. Learns about and applies the resources both within the analysis group and throughout the Smidt Hearth Institute (other programmers, data managers, researchers, codebooks, manuscript files, locations of data, procedures, software, etc.). While keeping up with assigned work, serves as a resource for other members of the group and the department in areas of study, programming, software, or other expertise.

  8. Depending on background and training, may conduct independent statistical analysis, translating research questions into analytic plans in consultation with PI and research team. Tasks may include data cleaning, data harmonization, data quality control, linking multiple data sources, data analysis and interpretation (e.g., multivariable regression analyses, survival analyses, etc).

  9. Performs other duties as the need arises.


Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferable in computer science or data science.

Master's Degree preferred.


Two (2) years of research experience in computer applications to health care research preferred.

Applications programming experience using statistical packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA, S-Plus, R etc.). Experience with a higher-level programming language is a plus.

Knowledge of research methodology and familiarity with statistical reasoning.

Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently, as well as in a team.

Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company subject areas and functional units, and computer application experience.

Ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple research tasks and possess a strong attention to detail.

Demonstrate integrity and respect for subject’s rights and individual needs

Physical Demands:

  • Able to perform moderate lifting.

  • Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.

  • Able to read papers and online documents.

  • Able to operate standard office equipment.

  • Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1338310A

Working Title : Programmer/Analyst - Smidt Heart Institute

Department : Heart Institute

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Information Technology

Job Specialty : Software/App Development

Overtime Status : EXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $41.26 - $66.02

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.