Friday, June 24, 2016

SIWW: helpers

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Interested parties can contact Guo Liang at 9673 0985 or send in their resumes to


Anyone would like to help out in Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) exhibition?


They need a lot of helpers for this huge event.


Date: 11 Jul - 14 Jul

Job scope: Preparations for delegates exhibition and adminstrative duties

Hr rate: $8.00/hr (Lunch provided)

Attire: Formal white top and black bottoms

Time: Tentatively 7.00 am - 6.00 pm




ACM Biolabs: Molecular Biologist cum Lab Manager

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Open Position for Molecular Biologist cum Lab Manager


This job will require the candidate to perform two key roles in the company. One is as a dedicated molecular biologist, which involves performing molecular cloning, primer designing and analysing genetic sequences. Some experience in above tasks is essential. 


The second part of this role is to manage the lab's routine running. Candidates should be able to organise purchases, keep track and be updated on incoming items and check stock levels for needed lab equipment.



- Bachelor's degree/Polytechnic diploma in a relevant field (Science)

- Prior experience in molecular cloning

- Any additional experience in lab management would be desirable


Interested candidates may send in applications with CVs to (Tom Cornell, Scientist).


As I am currently performing this role, any enquiries on the work/company can be directed to me at


ACM Biolabs is a Singapore-based synthetic biology company, providing customized membrane protein products, services, and expertise for drug discovery, diagnostics and biomedical applications. To find out more about ACM Biolabs, visit



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dow: Laboratory Technician

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Interested applicants please apply at:


Laboratory Technician in Singapore, Singapore

Technologist role exists for servicing Packaging, H&M and Polyethylene market. The successful candidate is expected to manage and operate the Center of Expertise for films in supporting the technical service and development engineers to conduct extrusion fabrication, to innovate and accelerate product and packaging application development, and technically qualifying Dow new designed products.

Core Responsibilities

·         Working closely with Research Scientist, Technical Service and Development (TsnD) Engineer for new application developments and generate next generation product or application for the industry.

·         Upkeep the Center of Expertise (CoE) consistently to support TSnD & customers, and to innovate and accelerate ‘product and application’ development

·         Maintain the CoE at top class quality which will allow Dow and customers to validate the performance of new development and application of the resins more quickly under real-world conditions.

·         Connect closely with Dow’s global R&D resources; ensure the CoE to meet ISO and ASTM standard.

The eligible candidate is required to have:

·         A diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Polymer or Related Sciences.

·         At least 3-5 years of work experience in plastic extrusion fabrication or mechanical engineering knowledge and skill in handling machinery operation independently, maintenance, development and design of a diverse range of products.

·         Competent in communicating in English. Additional ability to converse in Mandarin will be an advantage.

·         Exceptional English written, verbal and presentation skills. On top of that, he or she has to be familiar with computer software (example: Microsoft Excel etc.).

·         Has good interpersonal when communicating and collaborating with TSnD engineers and technologists.

·         Fresh Diploma Graduates may apply

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:


FYI, All previous job offers which I have sent out (stretching back all the way to 2010) are documented on:



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Are you a global worker?

Another apt article from Challenge: The world is their office: staying rooted, thinking global

Figure from Challenge

Some excepts:
"Roughly 212,000 Singaporeans live overseas, or about 6% of the citizen population, according to 2015 figures from the National Population and Talent Division.

Of this group, many seek work opportunities in 'talent superhubs', places where digital corporations and talent gravitate, nurturing and feeding off each other."

“Getting some international experience is now really important. Many companies cite the lack of regional or global exposure as a large constraint”

"Opportunities in the region are still overlooked by many Singaporeans, for whom regional markets are seen as “hardship postings”. This is despite massive opportunities in neighbouring countries like Indonesia, which has big ambitions but a shortage of technical skills"

I find that this is a continuing trend in the increasingly interconnected world. On a personal level, it is always a good idea to explore what the world has offer beyond Singapore. As an interviewer told me in an interview decades ago, "broaden your horizons."

Sure, by all means, make Singapore your permanent home where your family and roots are. But feel free to go beyond and find out more about other cultures and how they do things.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Free lancing, anyone?

Interesting read from Challenge: Rise of the Free Lancer, especially for those who intend to be a free lancer or to employ one.

Figure from Challenge

Some excerpts:
"... a growing pool of freelance professionals who enjoy the freedom of working for themselves. The perks include being able to dictate their own schedules and choose assignments that they are enthusiastic about."

"If the job isn’t done well, they’re not going to get their next job. So you have a workforce of people who are self-motivated and a lot more focused."

“Freelancers must be paid when they’ve done a job. Whether one considers it well done or not can be arbitrary — but there must be some sort of mechanism to protect both freelancers and employers.”

Personally, I find nothing wrong with free lancing if indeed that is what you want in life. Therefore, finding out or deciding what you want in life is important for you to make the right choices in the right direction.

If anyone wants a start in free lancing, try: 
(I have no affiliation with them.)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cease of Job Postings on official CLS Website; documentation on blog

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Dear all,


From 20 May 16, uploading of new job postings on the official CLS website (Current Job Vacancies for CLS Graduates) will cease.  All existing postings will remain till 31 May 16.


However, I will still continue to email you whatever relevant job offers I receive. 


FYI: All previous job offers which I have sent out (stretching back all the way to 2010) will be documented on:


If you are interested to see how the job profile has changed (if at all) over the years, just pop over to take a look.







Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Shell (Jurong Island): Lab technician

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Shell lab in Jurong Island is looking for a lab technician for a one year contact. It mainly deals with research and technical service on polyurethane foams.


Graduates who are interested in the job can email your resume to:



Job responsibilities:

Carries out bench-scale foaming/polymer experiments to support customers or technical projects in a timely, accurate and safe manner.

Conducts analytical, physical and flammability tests on foam and/or polyol samples employing appropriate test methods.

Support operation of large-scale foaming machine (physically demanding work)

Organizes and document experimental results and ensure proper level of technical communication to relevant team members.

Responsible for the quality of the experimental data produced.

Complies and perform jobs and duties in line with ISO requirements and maintain all laboratory test records. Carries out routine maintenance and calibration of all laboratory equipments.

Complies with Shell HSSE Management System and Standards and contribute to laboratory HSSE initiatives.

Support administrative work (10% of job responsibilities)


Experience: Experience in polymer/polyurethane industry or relevant product R&D is a plus.

Laboratory experimental skill in product application/chemical area is preferred.

Demonstrate good communication and people skills.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Fluent in both verbal and written English.

Mechanical aptitude required to handle laboratory and large-scale foaming equipment.

Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Technical competencies: Diploma in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Chemical Process technology/Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent).