Join Our Team - Working Here

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 connects business and industry to SUNY faculty, discoveries and facilities to move ideas and inventions to the marketplace for public benefit and economic growth. 

Watch the video: How the Research Foundation Serves SUNY: Supporting Faculty Research


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


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

For more information read the RF Overview.

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.