Clinical Research Associate is responsible for planning, designing, coordinating and conducting all activities required to initiate, monitor, and complete clinical research studies. They must be able to ensure that studies are documented and reported appropriate to protocol, SOPs, first-rate clinical practices and other applicable requirements. They also authenticate product presentation claims, provide data for critical regulatory submissions, describe the functional and scientific utility of products, and get the opinions and input about employer’s products from laboratories or customers.

A Clinical Research Associate cover letter is a means to introduce your resume to a future employer. You have to show your interest in the job and bring your background to light that match the employer’s exact needs for the position. The following example of covering letter is designed in a manner which will helpful both for fresh and new grad applicants having no experience as well as experienced candidates.


Sample Clinical Research Associate Cover Letter


55 Examples 113th Street, #2E
New York, NY 10025
October 27, 2013

Mr. John Davis, Personnel Manager
Thoratec Corporation
524 Some North Street
Burlington, MA 63258


Dear Mr. Davis:

I am writing to express a strong interest in obtaining a Clinical Research Associate position with Thoratec Corporation, particularly at the Burlington office. Along with my bachelors degree and hands-0n experience in monitoring clinical research trials, I am confident in my ability to make a significant contribution to your organization. I have learned about your organization’s activities during my studies and work, and I am particularly familiar with the programs and services that Thoratec Corporation undertook in the USA.

As you can see from my enclosed resume, I am very skilled in:

• Performing and coordinating external clinical studies; site selection, protocol development, and closeout
• Preparing reports, and publications required for product launch
• Maintaining contact with study investigators to make sure studies are opportune
• Performing internal performance testing, for example; stability, proficiency, product development, and system testing
• Reviewing cases with investigators to determine discrepancies

Besides, I have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish, strong expertise in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and exceptional organizational, record maintenance, and time management skills.

As an enthusiastic Clinical Research Associate, I would very much appreciate the opportunity of an interview. I will call your office next week to see if an interview would be possible at a time of mutual convenience. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me via telephone at [Contact #] or email at [Email].

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to talking with you soon.



Dana Smith

Enc. Resume