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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Thank you for your time.
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Research Assistant Cover Letter Sample 1:
It is with great interest that I submit this letter as an application for the position of research assistant, advertised on your company website. With over a year of experience in chemical laboratories and a B.Sc. in Chemistry, I believe I would be an excellent candidate for this position within your company.
Throughout my academic years, I received training in conducting studies and literature searches using database, analyzing and summarizing data. While doing my Masters in Analytical Chemistry, I gained experience in analyzing some traditional minerals used as cosmetic products in traditional medicine of Iran. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of these products by different analytical instruments and then comparing the results by some chemometric methods was the main purpose of my project. Moreover, my experience as a volunteer with the Algae Center at Lukford University in Maine helped me to get more experience in chemical analysis of long chain hydrocarbons extracted from a special kind of algae. I believe that my background in chemistry and my experience in laboratories made me a person who follows the instructions very carefully, makes good reports on chemical experiments and reduces chemical contaminations and different bios to the least.
I would welcome the opportunity to tell you how my skills and ideas can benefit your organization. While my resume highlights my background and qualifications, my enthusiasm and determination can only be revealed during a personal meeting.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and please contact me with this number if you need further information.
Research Assistant Cover Letter Sample 2:
Please accept my application for the open Research Assistant position as seen on your company website. My strong academic commitment as well as my participation in a number of similar experiences as noted in the job description makes me an excellent candidate for this position.
During my final two years at the University of Texas I was exposed to the field of clinical research through many of my courses, that is where my interest developed. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge these courses provided and I found myself immersed in the world of human health and research into preventative care. The field of Clinical Research is, to me, one of the fundamental areas of science in modern day society. Clinical Trials is one of the most effective ways to understand the interactions between specific factors and the human subject. Being able to observe changes and potentially discover positive outcomes, can lead to new developments of products which can help those in need of an alternative to current practices.
With my work experience at the Marxis Food Research Center as a Research Assistant, it has allowed me to fully utilize my analytical and quantitative reasoning taught in the classroom. Along with my experience within a laboratory setting I have also been exposed to the administrative side of lab work being an Assistant to the Director of Research Financial Services at the University of Texas, as well as being a summer intern for the city of Austin. At these positions I gained the proper administrative skills and patient care required to excel in the research assistant position. I believe with my experience and dedication to hard work that I am an excellent candidate and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Research Assistant Cover Letter Sample 3:
I want to apply for the post of research assistant, which I understand is at present vacant, in your Marine Environment Department. Mr. Long Hu, who is a Sr. Engineer in the department, apprised me about this opening. He believes that given my education, skills, and enthusiasm for the marine environment, I will be able to contribute positively and significantly to the department. With this application, I am attaching my resume for your perusal.
After attaining a Masters Degree in Marine Science, I joined SaveLife, a non-profitable organization committed to the well-being of marine life. During my tenure of 2 years, I have established a reputation for myself as a diligent and meticulous researcher with an eye for detail.
My key job details include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Perform studies as related to the project
- Coordinate and perform various functions related to research project
- Perform study scheduling
- Prepare cell cultures, blood sampling, tissues, etc. for testing
- Perform microscopic analysis
- Measure and monitor gene expression
- Perform recombinant DNA work
- Monitor cell interactions
- Tabulate research data
- Analyze research data
- Record results of experiments
- Prepare research presentations
- Develop and maintain research database
In addition to the above, I have excellent spoken and written communication skills. I am proficient in SPSS statistical software, MS Office and several other programs. I can handle and protect sensitive and confidential data with integrity. I can work alone or in a team (as per the demand of the project), and I can easily complete research and correlate data on schedule.
I am extremely interested in joining your esteemed and progressive department, and am confident once you read my resume and application that you will grant me an opportunity to meet you in person to discuss my candidacy further.