Why work at the Research Foundation
at the University at Albany?

The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel. Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. See also our video link: Introduction to the Research Foundation - Working Here.

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service, engages over 17,000 diverse students in ten schools and colleges across three campuses.   Over 1,800 of the campus’s 6,000 employees work for the Research Foundation. The Research Foundation for the University at Albany administers over $139 million in grants from federal and state governments, corporations and foundations in support of more than 439 campus-based research and training programs. These efforts lead to economic growth through partnerships with business and industry, discoveries that improves the world we live in, and support from donors and friends to help assure SUNY's strength and excellence.  

The SUNY Research Foundation, an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer, offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers access to University athletic facilities, libraries, Performing Arts Center, Art Museum, free computer training, free bus services, and other employee programs, resources, and services.

The Capital Region, including Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, has a population of more than 875,000.   Downtown Albany is home to the State Museum, the State Library, The Empire State Plaza, and numerous government buildings, including the State Capitol. The region offers recreation, shopping, and nightlife, and is home to The Times Union Center, a 17,500 seat arena.  The city of Albany is only 150 miles from New York City, 175 mile from Boston, and 225 miles from Montreal.  Even closer to Albany are the Berkshires, Catskills, and Adirondacks.  For more information about living in Albany, visit http://www.albany.org.


The Research Foundation is an employer separate and distinct from SUNY and the State of New York, thereby offering separate and distinct compensation and benefits.  Please contact the RF HR Office with any questions pertaining to Research Foundation employment policies and procedures.