Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian Cranial Development, Department of Biology –

first_imgOpen Date05/11/2020 Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Track Duties and Responsibilities Location CodeBIOLOGY (02112A) Posting Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No The Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago invitesapplications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertisein the areas of cranial development and/or evolution to contributeto an NSF -funded research project. The position is for one yearwith the possibility of renewal for additional years based onperformance and availability of funding.This position will support research in the laboratory of Dr. ThomasSanger. We will be investigating the regulation of skulldevelopment in an integrative model system, Anolis lizards. Theproject will integrate experimental, comparative, and quantitativeapproaches to understand the way cranial diversity is generatedamong vertebrates. The postdoctoral associate will also have theoption of teaching 1-2 courses in the Department of Biology eachyear. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who areinterested in gaining teaching experience while conductingcutting-edge research.The postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Sanger to investigatethe developmental bases of cranial morphology in reptiles. S/hewill be involved in several different aspects of the project,including collecting and analyzing data, writing manuscripts,giving presentations, and mentoring students. Experimentaltechniques will include embryonic dissection, in situhybridization, CT scanning, three-dimensional morphometrics, andimmunohistochemistry. Working ConditionsNone Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Position End Date Department NameBIOLOGY Desired Start Date05/11/2020 FLSA StatusExempt Qualifications Position Number Physical DemandsNone Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Trackcenter_img Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Quick Link for Posting Position Details Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Job NumberTBD Open Until FilledYes Applicants should submit a Cover Letter describing their researchinterests and availability, current Curriculum Vitae, and contactinformation for two references to The positionis available immediately and will remain open until filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website Special Instructions to Applicants Job TypeFull-Time Close Date Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Organizational LocationPROVOST Number of Vacancies1 CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Foundation set up to pursue investor claims against VW in Dutch court

first_imgIt intends to do so by using the Dutch Collective Settlement Act, which allows a foundation, supported by representative investors, and a defendant company to petition the Amsterdam Court of Appeals jointly for approval of a settlement.If approved, investors that do not opt out receive payment, while the defendant receives a release of claims.  Investors that have opted out are free to pursue their individual actions.The Act can be applied to resolve securities claims of non-Dutch investors against a non-Dutch company.The court’s decision is enforceable throughout the European Union and several other European nations.The foundation, since its launch last week, has attracted a rapidly growing number of supporting investors, including some European pension funds, according to Anatoli van der Krans, senior adviser for European investor relations at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann (BLBG), the US law firm financing the foundation.A San Francisco judge has already appointed BLBG lead counsel in the consolidated class action involving Volkswagen’s American depositary receipts in the US.But Germany, in contrast with the US, has no opt-out class action system, said van der Krans.He told IPE: “While there is an opt-in group model procedure – KapMuG – this is a lengthy process, does not solve all procedural aspects, and comes with a ‘loser pays’ rule.“Furthermore, any settlement will only apply to the group, not to all other investors.”The VISF’s board includes Huub Willems, the former president of the enterprise chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeals; Jean Frijns, former CIO at the civil service pension scheme ABP; Frans van der Wel, professor in accounting at VU University of Amsterdam; and Rob Okhuijsen, an expert in mass claim resolution and former board member of the Royal Dutch Shell Foundation.Investors can join at:, third-party litigation funders Bentham have appointed lawyers Quinn Emanuel to pursue legal action against Volkswagen in Germany, using the KapMuG model process.They are currently putting together a list of investor plaintiffs.Jeremy Marshall, CIO at Bentham, said: “Dutch foundations are not the silver bullets they are portrayed to be. The danger is that investors are effectively in a subservient position – if VW says ‘You’re not getting anything out of us’, you’re stuck.”Marshall added: “With the certainty of litigation in Germany, it is hard to see how a defendant would come to a settlement with a Dutch foundation before that German litigation is itself compromised.” An independent entity – the Volkswagen Investor Settlement Foundation (VISF) – has been set up to pursue investors’ claims against Volkswagen in the Amsterdam Court of Appeals.The claims centre around revelations last year that the car manufacturer used “defeat device” software on thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the US, enabling them to violate emissions standards.The revelations provoked a collapse in the share price, with €25bn wiped off the company’s market capitalisation on German exchanges in two days.The VSIF is seeking compensation for economic loss on all Volkswagen securities, including equities and fixed income stocks, that were publicly traded outside the US, and purchased or held by investors worldwide between 23 April 2008 and 4 January 2016.last_img read more

Beijing rebukes Aussie lawmaker for warning of China threat

first_imgCanberra: An Australian government lawmaker has been rebuked by Beijing for warning that China threatens to diminish Australia’s sovereignty and freedoms. Conservative Liberal Party lawmaker Andrew Hastie’s column published on Thursday in The Age newspaper in which he drew parallels between China and Nazi Germany has been described in the media as the strongest condemnation of China by any member of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition. Hastie is a former Special Air Service officer who chairs an influential parliamentary intelligence and security committee. The Chinese Embassy in Canberra said in a statement they “strongly deplore” Hastie’s commentary “which lays bare his Cold War mentality and ideological bias.” Morrison separated his government’s policy from Hastie’s views, saying that the lawmaker is not a member of his Cabinet.last_img read more