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Program Manager - NSF Engines: Research & Development


Binghamton University

Binghamton, NY, USA
80,000 – 90,000 USD per year
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

About The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton :

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life -promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success. Embedded within the University, The Research Foundation (RF) exists to serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York State's innovation economy. We are the largest comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The RF is mission focused and serves Binghamton University by providing essential administrative services that enable faculty to focus their efforts on the education of students and the performance of life-changing research. As a private not-for-profit corporation, we support nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty performing research in numerous disciplines.

The RF offers a comprehensive benefits package that is a valuable part of our total compensation. Included in the benefits package are comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, dependent care and healthcare spending accounts, employer retirement contributions at 7% of earnings, retiree health benefits and more! The RF promotes employee work/life balance through generous paid leave offerings and wellness resources for employees and their families. Employees receive support throughout their career with access to professional development opportunities across campus, college savings plans, access to public student loan forgiveness programs, a tuition waiver program, and much more!

Job Description:

The Research Foundation at Binghamton University is leading the New Energy New York (NENY) initiative, coordinating a diverse cross-sector coalition, to create a world-leading battery and energy storage ecosystem in upstate New York. Binghamton has been selected to lead one of the ten U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engine: Upstate New York Energy Storage Engine), with funding of up to $160M to advance three key pillars, use-inspired research and development (R&D), technology translation, and workforce development, in the battery and energy storage field.

The Research Foundation at Binghamton University is seeking a Research and Development (R&D) Program Manager to support the implementation of programs under the use-inspired R&D pillar. The successful candidate will report to the use-inspired R&D lead (Stanley Whittingham) and Steering Group and be responsible for overseeing R&D grants administration, promoting academia/industry/government interactions, facilitating use-inspired R&D education and training, synergizing existing programs, and broadening participation for an inclusive ecosystem.


  • BS in physical sciences, engineering, or related discipline with at least 3 years of proven experience in program management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with grant administration and funding processes
  • Strong understanding of academia, industry, and government collaborations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong written skills
  • The candidate must be willing to locate either at Binghamton or one of the partner campuses (Cornell, RIT or Syracuse).


  • MS or PhD degree in a physical sciences or engineering field, also preferably related to energy storage or materials science.
  • Experience with programs and practices related to broadening participation in science and technology
Binghamton University is an equal opportunity employer.