Skip to main content

Research Programmer Analyst - Smidt Heart Institute (Remote Option)

Los Angeles, California


Here at Cedars-Sinai, our projects represent a new age in medical research and innovation, and we’re proud of the progress our team continues to make. Together, we can match the right treatment to the right patient at the right time for the best possible outcomes.

Back to Job Navigation (Overview)

Success Profile

What makes a successful IT professional at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Digitally savvy
  • Efficient
  • Independent
  • Problem-solver
  • Strategic
  • Versatile

Back to Job Navigation (Success)


Requisition # HRC1026773

Highly qualified candidates, residing in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Florida, and Georgia, will be considered for remote work. You must be a resident of one of these states to be considered for remote opportunities!

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 specialized 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 expertise with an organization known nationally for excellence in research!

The Programmer/Analyst II is involved in all aspects of analyses conducted within the Smidt Heart Institute. The Programmer Analyst 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  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 details all the verification processes, including errors, and other issues.
  6. Keeps study coordinators/project manager 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.


  • High School Diploma Required
  • Degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics or related field preferred
  • 3 years experience of managing application design, software development, maintenance required
  • 5 years' demonstrated ability developing critical, large scale customer facing web applications / sites with high volume and high-reliability requirements preferred
  • 2 years of research experience in computer applications to human research problems 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 statistical reasoning.
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines 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.

Working Title: Research Programmer Analyst - Smidt Heart Institute (Remote Option)
Department: Heart Institute Operations
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Information Technology
Job Specialty: Software/Application Development
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $85,900.00 - $137,300.00

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

Apply NowApply Later

Back to Job Navigation (Responsibilities)


Discover all the ways Cedars-Sinai appreciates your efforts.

  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental, Vision, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Health and Wellness Programs

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Employer Matching

  • Professional Development

    Expand your horizons by working and learning along side the best in the industry.

  • Relocation Reimbursement

  • Location

  • Awards & Recognition

    We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

Back to Job Navigation (Rewards)

  • group of employees looking at a computer monitor
  • man working on his laptop
  • group of employees in a data center

Sign up for Job Alerts

Join our Talent Network and get Cedars-Sinai news and job alerts delivered to your inbox.

Interested InSearch for a category, location, or category/location pair, select a term from the suggestions, and click "Add".

  • Information Technology, Los Angeles, California, United StatesRemove

Back to Job Navigation (Job Alerts)