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Postdoctoral Researcher, Tinghitella Lab
University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Date Posted 07/26/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:494084
Work type:Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location:Denver, CO
Categories:Postdoc / Fellow, Research

Denver is an awesome western city of ~700,000 people with a vibrant art community, music and nightlife, and access to amazing recreation in the Rocky Mountains. We also have 300 days of sunshine a year! The University of Denver has a growing group of faculty, students, and postdocs studying Ecology and Evolution (see ). The EEB program is a dynamic and highly interactive group.

The Tinghitella lab is committed to equity and inclusion for all people, and we strive to build a multicultural environment where differences are valued and respected. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary

Looking for a highly motivated, advanced postdoctoral scientist to join the Tinghitella research group at the University of Denver to study the role of natural disasters in the evolution of sexual signaling systems. This is a 13-month position.

Essential Functions

Primary duties will include conducting research on rapid evolutionary change in the sexual signals of Hawaiian field crickets as well as changes in the preferences of intended and unintended receivers following a natural disaster. The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for carrying out research projects in the laboratory and field, training and supervising other personnel, analyzing data, and publishing results in a timely fashion. There will be ample opportunities to also participate in a new science communication program explicitly aimed at broadening participation in the sciences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

excellent analytical skills; demonstrated ability to publish good quality papers; good communication & writing skills; demonstrated ability to mentor students and manage a research program.

Required Qualifications

Experience generating and analyzing phenotypic (morphology, behavior) and fitness data; experience and willingness to do longer-term field work; Ph.D. in evolution and/or animal communication required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience quantifying animal communication (signals and preferences) as well as familiarity with the Teleogryllus oceanicus study system. Postdoctoral experience in evolution and animal communication preferred. The position provides additional opportunities for independent research in related areas for motivated scientist

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
Review of the applications will begin immediately.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Contact Robin Tinghitella ( ) with questions. 

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver .

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for the position
  • Names and contact information for 3 references
  • The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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