Programmer Analyst - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research




JOB #: 13172

POSTED: October 19, 2018


Programmer Analyst Training Program

Program Overview

The Division of Research (DOR) Programmer Analyst Training program is designed for entry level analysts interested in health care and epidemiologic research. The program includes a robust curriculum in didactic and interactive programming analysis using data from electronic medical records and other sources. Participants are also embedded with research teams applying their learnings and contributing to real world health research studies. 

The training program is open to candidates who have recently completed or will complete graduate school by June 2019. Participants in the six-month training program, July 8 – December 13, 2019, are employees with salary and benefits. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will be evaluated to determine if a long-term position is available.

Program Goals

  • Develop skills in programming and analysis techniques for research projects
  • Provide opportunities to contribute to epidemiologic and health research studies
  • Help successful participants prepare for careers at DOR and Kaiser Permanente

Learning Opportunity

  • Introduction to Kaiser Permanente’s data systems and databases
  • Training in fundamental skills of data extraction, data analysis and consultation, and data presentation for research studies
  • One-on-one and group mentoring by experienced team members, including DOR’s research scientists and other senior analysts
  • Assignment to one or more ongoing research project teams
  • Participation in DOR’s peer group of more than 100 Programmer Analysts


  • Recently completed master’s degree program in a related field, such as public health, epidemiology, statistics, or biostatistics
  • Interest or training in statistical programming languages

Additional Requirements

  • Strong analytical, self-initiative and innovation skills
  • Ability to conduct and interpret quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Effective communication, consulting, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with PC applications including spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics packages
  • Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment
  • Eligible to work in the US

To Apply

Applications are now being accepted through January 17, 2019 for the July 8 - December 13, 2019 program. Interviews and hiring decisions will take place January – March 2019.

Application Instructions

Please create ONE document file (e.g. Word or pdf) containing the items listed below and email to by January 17, 2019, 11:59 pm pacific time.

One document file (e.g. Word or pdf) to include:

Cover Letter: limited to two pages in font no smaller than Times New Roman 12 pt or Arial 11 pt. Margins must be 1”. The cover letter must include:

  • your programming, internship and/or work experience
  • your career goals
  • how the program will help you further these goals

Resume: the top of the resume must include:

  • Current degree program and name of school
  • Expected graduation date

Two references: reference name, title, organization, phone and email

Writing sample

Work sample, limited to one page, such as an example of programming code, data analysis or similar product, which reflects your skills and experience.

About Us

Kaiser Permanente is an integrated health care delivery system with a diverse membership in eight regions across the US. In the Northern California region, Kaiser Permanente has 4 million members, a network of 21 hospitals a nd 100 ambulatory medical offices, and a multi-specialty physician group with over 9,000 physicians.

The Division of Research, which is part of Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, has more than 600 people on staff, including 55 faculty-level investigators and 80 programmer analysts, with 475 ongoing, funded projects on a wide range of health research topics. Founded in 1961, the Division’s research program has been built on a base of rigorous epidemiologic and health services investigation.  In 2017, the Division’s research portfolio totaled over $84 million in grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, private foundations, industry, and Kaiser Permanente.  The Division of Research draws upon the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region’s rich electronic medical record data and advanced informatics infrastructure.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Division of Research office is at 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612. This is near Lake Merritt and the Uptown district, and well-served by public transportation.

For more information

Visit the Division of Research website at

Important Dates:

Applications due: January 17, 2019 by 11:59 pm pacific time

Program Dates: July 8 – December 13, 2019

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