Graduate position at Agilent for Business Process Analyst


Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions. Agilent’s culture is based on innovation; trust, respect and teamwork; and uncompromising integrity. Added to these are speed, focus and accountability to meet customer needs and create a culture of performance that draws on the full range of people’s skills and aspirations. Agilent is regularly recognized by external organizations for its culture as well as its practices around processes and people. We are looking for an individual who wants to be part of the business process team within the Customer Service Organisation – Agilent CrossLab Group. An individual who is highly motivated to manage and improve the region quality management system, ensuring full compliance in the services business using quality techniques and metrics, as well as ensuring we continue to maintain the ISO standards.


  • Bachelors or equivalent.
  • Good analysis skills with some quality background
  • Some knowledge of web interfaces/application
  • Responsive with the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Some level of understanding with SAP systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read/write Japanese will be added advantage

Apply through Agilent Careers:



Malaysia-Singapore Forum 2015

The two day Malaysia-Singapore Forum kicked off on Monday the 7th of December and ended on Tuesday, December 8th. The programme for the SG-MY Forum, 1including abstracts, is available here. 2015 marks the 15th time the MY-SG Forum has been held; the biennial event alternates between NUS and University Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur.

This year’s theme was “Politics of Heritage”, which has become a popular research area in Southeast Asian Studies, particularly as it pertains to Singapore and Malaysia. The Forum began with a session on “Reviewing Histories and Identities”. Associate Professor Sharmani Patricia Gabriel of UM’s English Department presented on “Identity, History, and Postcoloniality in Malaysia: Nation and the Artifice of Heritage”. sharmani session 1This was followed by “The Connected Histories of Johor and Singapore” a talk by Adjunct Assoc Professor Kwa Chong Guan from the NUS Department of History. The final paper presentation, “The Role of the National Museum in Representing Malaysian Identity” was delivered by Yasaman Alsadat Hosseini, a Masters Candidate at UM’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The second session focused on “Heritage and the Community”, and began with “Heritage Making prof hoand Value to the City: Challenges for Community and City”, a research presentation by Associate Professor Ho Kong Chong, NUS Department of Sociology. Next was “Orang Asli and Protected Areas: Are Jahai Partners or Muted Heritage in the Royal Belum State Park?” by Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil, Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at UM. Dr Susan Philip of the UM English Department ended the session with her talk titled “Mapping Heritage in the Streets: Helping to Reconnect Youth with Disappearing Heritages”.

azharSession III, “Re-reading Heritage in Texts and Literature” started with Dr Azhar Ibrahim (Visiting Fellow, NUS Department of Malay Studies) speaking on “Texting and Booking Heritage: The Euphoria in Heritage Making and Its Limit”. The second speaker, Dr Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja, Associate Professor at the UM History Department, presented a paper titled “Losing Historical Heritage to Politically Incubated Heritage: The Case of the Malaysian Indians”, and the final speaker,  Dr Kelvin Lawrence, Postdoctoral Fellow at the NUS Department of History, gave a talk on “Reclaiming the Probable Amid Perpetuating Tenuity: Historicising Two Discursive Legacies in the Writings of Munsyi Abdulla”.bernard and leow wei yi

The next session, “Negotiating Modernization and Heritage”, featured a presentation on “A Tradition of Modernity: Reading the Past of Malaysian Science and Technology Through the Case of Rubber Research” by Leow Wei Yi, a PhD Candidate in Comparative Asian Studies at NUS, and another on “Demolition as an Act of Remembering: Old National Library Building” by Bernard Sim Yang Jun, who is a Masters Candidate at the NUS Department of Political Science.

tc changDay two of the Forum commenced with the “Art and Artistry” panel, which included Associate Professor T.C. Chang’s (NUS Department of Geography) paper, “Illegal Art on Legal Walls: Graffiti in Singapore”, “Aging with Kumar’s Political Semiotics” by Jyh Wee Sew, a Lecturer at the NUS Centre for Language Studies, and PhD Candidate Janet Rata Noel’s (UM Gender Studies Programme) presentation, “Pua Kumbu and the Politics of Heritage”.

“Heritage in Situ”, the panel that followed, began with a paper, “The Past, Present and the Future: Chinese Cemmiksiceteries in Malaysia”, by Professor Danny Wong Tze Ken of the UM Department of History and Dr Ong Siew Kian of the UM Department of Chinese Studies. Next up was NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies Professor John N. Miksic’s talk on “Preservation of Colonial vs Precolonial Heritage on the Hills of Singapore and Melaka”. Lastly, Dr Lili Yulyadi Arnakim (UM Department of Southeast Asian Studies) spoke on “Conservation of Tangible Heritage: Some Lessons Learnt from Singapore and Malaysia’s Agreement on Tanjong Pagar Rail Station”.

kakitThe Forum’s concluding session, “Politicizing Cultural Representation”, started with PhD Candidate Ritu Jain’s (NUS South Asian Studies Programme) talk “Singapore’s (m)other Tongue Policy: the Case of the Indians in Singapore”. The second presenter, Pauline Luk (Department of Communications and New Media), also a PhD Candidate, spoke about “Cultural Heritage Politics of Chinese Medicine in Singapore”. The final presentation was “Understanding the Perceptions of the Host Country’s Food Culture among Myanmarese Domestic Workers in Singapore” by Kakit Cheong (Masters Candidate, NUS Department of Communications and New Media) and Eugene Gao, an independent researcher.

Internship at NLB — Jun to Dec 2016

National Library Board (NLB) is keen to request two student interns from NUS-FASS for the upcoming Jun 2016 internship intake. NLB is looking at engaging students in any suitable major with keen interest in Archives work. The student interns will be attached to the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) where all public records of the nation are being preserved and housed.
This is a very rare opportunity for students to get first-hand insights to the operations of an Archives and how archival work (in particular AV-related records) is being done using technology in our Sound & Moving Image lab.
In addition, students will also get a chance to explore another areas of archival work (such as oral history, archives and other records) in NAS during his/her stint with us.

Project(s) scope:

  1. Carry out technical processing (re-housing, cleaning, processing, repair etc) of specialized AV formats for Audio Visual Archives (AVA).  e.g. 8mm, 16mm & 35mm films, open reel, vinyl & shellac record.
  2. Carry out recording of public service broadcast programs from free-to-air Radio & TV channels and undertakes quality checks of recordings
  3. QC of outsourced digitized recordings
  4. Digital File ingest and QC of preservation and working copies into NAS digital AV preservation system.
  5. Produce reference/access copies of AV recordings for access at ARR as well as Archives Online
  6. Digitisation of all analogue oral history (OHC) recordings (e.g. Open Reel tapes or Cassette tapes) for archival, preservation and dissemination purposes
  7. Digitisation of all analogue AVA recordings for archival, preservation and dissemination purpose.
  8. Carry out technical processing and quality assurance of AVA & OHC recordings
  • Checking the compliance of the generated content
  • Checking for timecodes and metadata
  • Checking the baseband quality in audio and video
  • Checking for encoding/transcoding errors, if content is compressed

Learning objectives/outcomes for student interns:

Interns will need to learn how to do conservation, digitization , quality checks and preservation of audio-visual recordings for both the analogue (such as Films, Open Reels, Shellacs and Vinyls) and digital formats (such as off-air recording)

Interns will also learn how to manage the digital contents within the Digital AV Preservation System to create viewing and access copies for public request.

Students interested in this internship, please write to:

Chia Ling TAY Associate I | Talent Acquisition & OD People Management & Development | National Library Board


$7.6m professorship to honour Yusof Ishak

29 November 2015

The Straits Times

The Yusof Ishak Professorship in Social Sciences was launched on 28 November 2015 in honour of Encik Yusof Ishak whom Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, hailed as a keen champion of ethnic and religious diversity.

The $7.6 million fund aims to attract top academic talent and to boost the teaching and research of multiculturalism.

Professor Brenda Yeoh, Dean of the Faculty, said that the University has started its search for suitable candidates for the professorship with focus on areas of study such as civic engagement, ethnicity and community and religion.

At present, there are several scholars who have expressed interest. The university hopes to appoint a suitable candidate by the next academic year which will commence next August.

To read the full article, click here. Similar reports were also carried in Channel NewsAsia and Berita Harian.

Hooked on Chinese vegetarian food

29 November 2015

The Sunday Times

Professor Vineeta Sinha, Head of the Department of Sociology and South Asian Studies Programme, was featured in the Sunday Times.

In the interview, she recalls her fondest memories of food as well as gave an insight to her favourite food joints.

Prof Sinha is the co-editor of Food, Foodways And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption In Post-colonial Singapore, a 247-page book consisting of a compilation of 10 essays on topics ranging from the evolution of street food to the trend of food blogging.

To read the full article, click here.

To purchase the book, click here.