Research With Reach

The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is an independent, non-profit biomedical research organization located in Torrance, California. In dozens of laboratories throughout the campus, researchers are working to unravel the mysteries of heart and kidney disease, cardiac complications in newborns, chronic lung disease, skin cancer, sickle cell disease, disorders of the autoimmune system, and much more. Many of these projects are collaborative in nature, involving experts from different areas of specialization. Our discoveries have prevented blindness in newborns, enable premature infants with fragile lungs to breathe and allowed children with rare, often fatal diseases to grow up healthy and strong.

The complexity of today’s biomedical research problems demands that scientists move beyond the confines of their individual disciplines and work together with colleagues in complementary fields. By joining forces, The Lundquist Institute’s diverse experts are able to tackle scientific challenges more effectively and to translate their findings more quickly into practical applications for patients.

Community Programs

Our South Los Angeles Health Projects (SLAHP) unit, founded in 1975, serves more than 55,000 people yearly from 11 different sites, with a majority from the Latino or African-American communities. It provides counseling, education and support in the areas of nutrition, breastfeeding, parenting and immunization. It also checks for nutritious foods, and referrals to community and medical resources for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age five.

Our Options for Recovery unit, launched in 1990 during the height of the cocaine epidemic, provides and coordinates comprehensive, centralized services for alcohol and drug abusing women and their children.

Be a part of our legacy

Our team at the Lundquist Institute sets out to make a difference every day! Whether you’re a researcher, accountant, IT professional or administrative assistant, the work you do contributes to advancements in medicine and the communities we serve. We’re looking for individuals to dedicate their skills, desire, and commitment to the present and future of our organization.


Our Contribution to You

The Lundquist Institute offers a comprehensive and competitive employee
benefit program for employees and their dependents, including:

  • Medical & Dental

    Medical & Dental

    As a regular, full-time employee, you and your dependents are provided with a choice of HMO or PPO group medical and dental options (including Kaiser)

  • Vision


    As a regular, full-time employee, you and your dependents are provided with the option of a group vision insurance plan

  • Disability


    Long-term disability insurance if you become disabled due to illness, pregnancy, or injury for more than 120 days

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off

    We offer you paid vacation, sick pay, personal days, and paid holidays so you can step away from work when you need to

  • Retirement Plan

    Retirement Plan

    We make an annual contribution based on your earnings in accordance with the provisions of the plan

  • Life Insurance

    Life Insurance

    You are provided with group life insurance, which is fully paid for by The Lundquist Institute



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Discover the institute

Our remarkable discoveries and success are the direct result of our highly talented team of individuals. We are one of the few non-profit medical research institutes that partners with and is located on the same campus as a prestigious community-based academic medical hospital – Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. We empower those around us and strive to create an entrepreneurial work environment where you can thrive.

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