Research assistant cover letter
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As a research assistant, you pull information from a variety of sources to craft compelling evidence—your cover letter acts in much the same way. To be considered for top research assistant jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a research assistant, or download the research assistant cover letter template in Word.
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Research assistant cover letter template
Sometown, WA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com
October 4, 2017
Dr. Rhonda Franklin
5700 Peninsula Ave.
Sometown, WA 55555
Dear Dr. Franklin:
I am writing to apply for the research assistant position advertised on Monster. I was intrigued when I read your report in International Journal of Oncology Science on the innovative use of nanoparticle-based therapeutics for cancer treatment, and would like to contribute to ongoing research in this specialty.
My background includes three years of professional research experience, including my current role as a graduate research assistant at DEF University’s Cancer Research Center and prior experience as a cellular biology research intern for XYZ Corp¾a world leader in cancer research and treatment.
At DEF University and XYZ Corp, I gained exposure to research in gene cloning and electrophoresis. I mastered various blotting techniques; performed complex, cell-based assays; and become skilled in the use of flow cytometry (FACS) technology to complete advanced cell sorting, cell counting and biomarker detection. In each role, I earned commendations for the quality of my research, including data collection, quantitative analysis and results interpretation.
My academic credentials include a BS in cellular and molecular biology and an in-progress MS degree in the same, which I expect to complete this summer. Technical skills include Python, R, MATLAB and Tableau.
Having lost family members to cancer, I share ABC Company’s mission to find a cure. I want to continue contributing to research efforts furthering this important cause, and would welcome the chance to join your team.
To schedule a meeting, please call me at (555) 555-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time.
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RE: Clinical Research Associate
Dear Dr. Manning,
As a highly skilled Clinical Research Associate, I read your posting for a new Clinical Research Associate with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at Truman Biology Inc., in particular my role as Clinical Research Associate at Green Care International, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.
With more than 7 years’ experience as a Clinical Research Associate, I am adept in SAE reporting, CGP auditing, and subject screening protocols. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate communication and organization skills, I excel at:
- Project development and management
- Accounts Payable / Receivable
- Data compilation
- Site evaluations
In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for clinical research.
Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and career achievements. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.
Thank you for your time and consideration.