Why work for SUNY RF at UAlbany? 

The SUNY Research Foundation at the University at Albany offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel. 

As one of the nation’s most diverse Research-1 institutions, our highest aspiration is harnessing UAlbany’s commitment to inclusive excellence while providing leaders, knowledge and innovations that will create a better future for our planet. 

We offer exceptional benefits, such as healthcare, dental, vision, retirement plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition waiver program through SUNY, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Learn more about benefits and perks for regular employees.

Learn more about:   UAlbany   |   Research at UAlbany   |   SUNY RF   |   RF Benefits 

UAlbany graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in student employment through the Research Foundation should contact a faculty member in their area of study to learn about available research opportunities. 



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Life in the Capital of New York

Albany has been named one of the best places to live in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Excellent restaurants, shopping, museums, parks, concerts, food trucks, bike trails, theatre and even cross-town rivalry basketball games are all part of what makes this area so unique. 

New York State is world-famous for culture, business, entertainment, international diplomacy and world-class universities. UAlbany's campuses are within reach of exceptional skiing, snowboarding and hiking in the Adirondacks, Catskills and Berkshires. New York City, Boston and Montreal are all about 3 hours away from Albany and easily accessible by bus or train. 

Learn more about the Capital Region on the Discover Albany website


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Our Commitment

The RF is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action because it is morally right and legally required.  

It is the obligation of each officer, manager and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to: 

  • Race 
  • Color 
  • Creed 
  • Religion 
  • Sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions) 
  • Sexual orientation 
  • Gender identity or expression 
  • Transgender status 
  • Age 
  • National origin 
  • Marital status 
  • Citizenship 
  • Physical and mental disability 
  • Criminal record 
  • Genetic information, predisposition or carrier status 
  • Status with respect to receiving public assistance 
  • Domestic violence victim status 
  • A disabled, special, recently separated, active-duty wartime, campaign badge or Armed Forces service medal veteran 
  • Any other characteristics protected under applicable law 

Such employment activities include, but are not limited to, the following activities, at all levels of employment:  

  • Recruitment, advertising, selection and hiring 
  • Training, promotion, upgrade and demotion 
  • Transfer, layoff, discharge, return from layoff and leaves of absence 
  • Performance evaluation, rate of pay, other compensation and fringe benefits 
  • Selection for training, including apprenticeship