Research Technician Cover Letter Examples

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As a research technician, strong analytical, writing, and research skills are desired. Highlight these skills, plus any other relevant skills, in your cover letter. In addition, provide examples of any laboratory experience or research you've been a part of. 

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 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 my resume for the Research Technician position posted on Monster. My background and skills in lab techniques will prove to be an effective match for your qualifications.

I have a BS in Chemistry, and a 3.8 GPA. 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 as well as evaluating test results. I monitored equipment performance and maintenance schedules.

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

In addition to the lab work, I recorded, calculated, and analyzed data, and prepared reports. I worked closely with a team of researchers and learned the value of good lab practice.

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

Thank you for your consideration.


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Example #2

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Dear Mr./Ms. LastName,

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

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 practice.

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.



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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. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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