Research Scientist (R21-27)

SUNY at the University at Albany

United States

September 1, 2022


Research Scientist (R21-27)

Category: Research Foundation Careers Department: Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research Locations: Albany, NY Posted: Nov 22, 2021 Closes: Sep 1, 2022 - 11:59 PM EDT Type: Exempt Ref. No.: R21-27 Position ID: 139731


About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:

Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

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. 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.

Job Description:

Description of Duties: The Research Scientist will have primary responsibility for conceptualizing, designing, conducting and managing both large and small-scale studies to support a research agenda developed to increase knowledge of specific traffic safety issues, guide programmatic and policy decisions of the sponsor and assess the effectiveness of strategies for reducing motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries on the state's highways. Responsibilities include all aspects of project management, including project planning and research design, identification of data sources, analysis and interpretation of data, report writing and coordination of the project team. This position is also responsible for preparing New York's annual Highway Safety Strategic Plan and Annual Report in accordance with federal requirements. This position also serves as liaison with local, state and national agencies and organizations in the field of traffic safety.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a master's degree in Public Administration, Public Health or related field and a minimum of 4 years of experience in conducting social science research, OR a doctorate degree in Public Administration, Public Health or related field, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in conducting social science research.
  • Ability to independently manage and direct research projects from inception to completion.
  • Experience designing and conducting social science research studies, and evaluation projects
  • Strong statistical, technical and quantitative skills, proficiency in multiple data collection and analysis techniques, exceptional knowledge of statistical computer applications and experience working with large data sets
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and experience in communicating findings and presenting data effectively in multiple formats
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks when necessary, and ability to set objectives and goals with wide latitude
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience in designing, conducting, and managing research studies, and evaluation projects
  • Familiarity with traffic safety or related public health issues
  • Experience with SAS statistical software
  • Experience leading collaborative workgroups and teams of public and private sector partners
  • Additional Information:

    Salary Range : $95,000 - $110,000

    Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"): https://

    As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's 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, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

    The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 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 a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

    Application Instructions:

    Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work- related references, along with a letter of application.

    Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: September 1, 2022

    URL: www.

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