Job Description

The Lundquist Institute is looking for a Full-time Pharmacy Tech  to join our team in our Torrance, CA location

As a key player in our clinical research enterprise, Research Pharmacy is responsible for pharmaceutical management of investigational drugs for a variety of clinical trials. Our mission is to provide the highest quality pharmaceutical cares to our research patients. Motivated candidates are encouraged to apply to work in this fast pace working environment with a rapidly growing trial portfolio at The Lundquist Institute. Hourly rate $20-$23 depending on experience.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.  BS Degree in a related field of study desired. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a Pharmacy Technician, preferable in an academic, research or hospital environment
  • State of California Pharmacy Technician license
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel in particular).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision    
  • Accurate and efficient data entry skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail oriented
  • Well organized
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Description of Duties:

Responsible for providing technical support under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The Research Pharmacy Technician’s duties include:

  • Receiving investigational products into inventory
  • Preparation of investigational products for dispensing, including sterile compounding
  • Inventory tracking and maintenance including drug expiration updates
  • Tracking and processing drug returns and replacements
  • Utilizing various equipment and technology available in pharmacy
  • Managing and maintaining study documentations and investigational product accountability
  • Assisting in various quality control tasks to ensure compliance to institutional, state and federal regulatory policies
  • Participating in the training and orientation of new technicians and pharmacy students
  • Deliver medications and related materials to clinics and study participants, as required
  • Organize and manage documents and materials – sorting, labeling, filing, discarding, etc.
  • Follow-up on information or documents needed by the pharmacists
  • Maintain pharmacy and office supplies inventory, for example, IV bags, needles, syringes, office supplies., etc.
  • Check expiration dates on all drug products and drug delivery mechanisms
  • Compound IV solutions
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary workspace, including the medication compounding glove box
  • Mixing and dispensing orally administered medications
  • Unit dosing tablets from a bulk bottle


  • Medical:  Regular full-time employees and their dependents are provided with a choice of HMO or POS group medical insurance benefits.  The cost for these benefits is shared between the Lundquist Institute and the employee.
  • Dental:  Regular full-time employees and their dependents are provided with a choice of HMO or PPO group dental insurance benefit options, including orthodontic allowances.  The cost for these benefits is shared between Lundquist Institute and the employee.
  • Vision:  Regular full-time employees and their dependents are provided with group vision insurance benefit options.  The cost for these benefits is shared between Lundquist Institute and the employee.
  • Disability:  Eligible employees are provided with long-term disability insurance, which is fully paid for by Lundquist Institute   This insurance provides benefits if an employee becomes disabled due to illness, pregnancy, or injury for more than 120 days.
  • Paid Vacation:  Eligible employees can accumulate ten (10) hours of vacation per month up to a maximum of 15 working days per year.
  • Pension Plan:  The Lundquist Institute provides a retirement plan for eligible employees, which is fully funded by Lundquist Institute.  The Lundquist Institute makes an annual contribution based on each employee’s earnings in accordance with the provisions of the plan.
  • Supplemental Retirement:  Eligible employees can participate in a 403(b) supplemental retirement plan which allows pretax contributions.  The Lundquist Institute offers a variety of investment options through Fidelity Investment, TIAA/CREF.
  • Life Insurance:  Eligible employees are provided with group life insurance, which is fully paid for by the Lundquist Institute.
  • Paid Sick Leave:  Eligible employees can accrue up to ten (10) days of sick leave per year.

The Lundquist Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to saving lives not only in the greater Los Angles metro area but throughout the world. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on over 1,000 research studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.


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