A research assistant may be hired by various employers, ranging from university laboratories to labs functioning in hospital settings. The duties expected of the position naturally vary in details with the diverse settings the position exists at.

An ideal cover letter for research assistant position must be formatted objectively, using some headings and bullets to highlight the job relevant expertise and competencies. A unique beginning and ending in your cover letter will alleviate its chances of being noticed and preferred over the other cover letters with ordinary first and last lines. In order to demonstrate and communicate a high confidence level in your skills, experts recommend building a cover letter adopting a bold tone.


Research Assistant Cover Letter Sample


Fiona Drake
fiona . drake @ email . com
309 Splendor Ave, Chicago, IL 89577
Cellular: (002) 555-6666 | Home: (004) 333-8888

February 7, 2014

Mr. Richard Kinsley
Hiring Manager
Chemtech Laboratory
899 Candy Lane
Chicago, IL 54100


Dear Mr. Kinsley:

Research for some people may be a job, but for me, it is passion! I enjoy research and I cannot rest until I have spent a productive day at a progressive and technology ridden chemical lab, testing various elements. Having privileged by a visit to your advanced and intricate laboratory last year, I have been desperately looking for a chance to join your team ever since. Seeing your advertisement yesterday at your website, I am applying as a research assistant at the Chemtech laboratory.

In capacity of an experienced research assistant possessing extensive chemical research experience of two years as well, I offer all the competencies desired by the department for the current position:

• Chemical Data Analysis
• Literature reviewing
• Experimental research designing
• Element Analysis
• Chemical Equating
• Metal combustion examination
• Study of isolated isotopes of various metals
• Element density and composition scrutiny

My enclosed resume details all the related skills and expertise needed for this position along with the contributions I have made in the world of chemical research. I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss the prospect further and intend to make a follow up call next week. However, if you wish to speak to me earlier, I can be reached at (002) 555-6666.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Fiona Drake

Encl. Resume