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Graduate Research Assistant Cover Letter Examples

In the research assistant cover letter sample below, a recent biochemistry graduate applies for a Research Assistant position to further his research experience on liver cancer, which formed the basis of his final year project. He writes an effective covering letter using only three paragraphs. In the first paragraph, the candidate explains why he is a suitable candidate for the research position. He then elaborates on his academic excellence and research experience before closing by reaffirming his suitability for the position.

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Research assistant cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a research assistant, or download the research assistant cover letter template in Word.

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

 

Matthew Billings
Sometown, WA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | mb@somedomain.com


October 4, 2017

Dr. Rhonda Franklin
Clinical Director
ABC Company
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 mb@somedomain.com. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Matthew Billings
Enclosure: Résumé

 

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