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Working at the Research Foundation (RF), you will be part of a team that provides State University of New York (SUNY) faculty, students and staff with support and flexibility that allows them to focus on research and other programs funded by federal and state governments, private sector companies, and nonprofit foundations.

These programs encompass a wide range of disciplines and activities from basic and applied science and engineering research to training and education programs. The RF also brings inventions made by researchers to the marketplace to benefit society and the New York state economy.

The RFs attention to detail and compliance with all federal, state, and sponsor regulations as well as its commitment to ethics ensures that research and other sponsored programs are conducted in a climate of exploration and integrity.

See the Employee News to learn more about the RF and what its like to work here.

The RF is a private, not-for-profit employer with its own pay/benefits package. In addition to working in a challenging and professional environment you will be entitled to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

The RFs corporate headquarters (central office) is located in downtown Albany, NY. Employees at central office perform the following functions: research support, finance, legal, information services, human resources and communications and internal audit. View job postings at RF central office.

In addition, there are RF operations on 29 SUNY campuses. View job postings at the campus Research Foundation offices for employment opportunities across the state.

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The foundation is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Foundation operates under a contract with the State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.