Write A Cover Letter For Research Assistant Jobs

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.

Research Technician Cover Letter Examples

As a research technician on the job market, you will discover that most employers desire strong analytical, writing, and research skills. Highlight these skills, plus any other relevant skills, in your cover letter. In addition, provide examples of any laboratory experience you’ve gained, research you've been a part of, and technical research tools you have mastered. 

The following sample cover letter is for a research technician.

Also, see below for a letter which asks the employer for consideration for other job vacancies at the institution.

Remember to adjust the details of these sample cover letters to fit your situation and interests.

Sample Cover Letters for a Research Technician Position

Example #1
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Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,

Please accept the enclosed resume for consideration for the Research Technician position posted on Monster. My background and skills in laboratory techniques will prove to be an effective match for your qualifications requirements.

I have a BS in Chemistry, and earned a 3.8 GPA during my studies at [insert name of university]. I have taken several lab courses in Biochemistry, where I worked with chromatography, ELISA, and southern and western blotting techniques.

While working for ABC Environmental Laboratory, I successfully applied my research skills and maintained the laboratory.

I participated in planning experiments and evaluating test results, as well as in monitoring equipment performance and tracking maintenance schedules.

In addition, I was responsible for maintaining biohazard and radiation safety standards, and ensuring our team’s proper handling and disposal of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents.

In addition to the lab work I performed, I also recorded, calculated, and analyzed data and prepared reports, working closely with a team of researchers to learn the value of good lab practices.

I work well as a team member, am very reliable and organized, and am willing to learn.

Thank you for your consideration. I would be grateful for the opportunity to speak with you in person regarding my qualifications for this position; please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information.

Sincerely,

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Your Name
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Dear Mr./Ms. LastName,

Please accept my resume for the research technician job you have advertised or, indeed, for any other position that would be suitable for me with your organization. I am confident that my background and skills in research techniques will prove to be an effective match for your qualifications requirements.

I have had a great deal of laboratory experience in chemistry and biology, both indoors and in the field. In the lab, I have performed chemical reactions and I am currently using microscopes to observe many specimens.

In environmental field studies, I have conducted outdoor labs to assess water chemistry.

While working for Eperian Research Laboratory, I successfully applied my research skills and worked closely with the samples being studied. I supported the research in completing assigned experiments, and recorded and analyzed massive amounts of data. This experience gave me the opportunity to work closely with a team of researchers and helped me to understand the importance of good lab practices.

My research experiences have been positive ones due in part to my interpersonal skills. I work well in teams, am reliable and organized, and enthusiastic to learn. I am sure that I will carry over the same enthusiasm and skill in doing research at your institution.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.



Sincerely,

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Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. 

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