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Research Technician Cover Letter Sample

Research Technician Cover Letter

A Research Technician helps scientists in a wide range of activities. They mainly help scientists with their research and experiments by collecting data, ordering inventory and other research tasks. They are generally based in one or more university departments. Research Technicians are expected to have strong mathematics skills and scientific knowledge, and they must be organized, thorough and observant. Attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills are also beneficial skills. A Research Technician’s work hours are flexible and are generally determined by the individual needs of a project; however, they should be prepared to work for long hours, particularly when deadlines draw closer.

These are some expected skills and proficiencies expected by employers of Research Technicians:

  • Conduct tests and experiments
  • Collect, interpret, and record research and data
  • Operate and maintain computer and lab equipment
  • Order inventory

A cover letter is essential when applying for jobs. Here is a sample cover letter for a Research Technician to help get you started:

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Dear Mr. Eisenhower

I am submitting my resume for the Research Technician position recently advertised by Thor Laboratories. I am experienced, knowledgeable and have the required skill set that has developed over the past six years. This background, I believe will make me a suitable match for your advertised position. I have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and completed two years of specialized training as a Research Technician. I use my computer skills to keep accurate records as I am well aware of the need for precision and attention to detail. I have worked successfully as part of a team of researchers and learned the value of good lab practice. I am confident that you will find my skill set and experience beneficial to your organization.

My attached resume contains detailed information on the projects I handled and work that I have done over the past six years. However, I have highlighted a few points below for you to consider:

  • Planned experiments and evaluated test results.
  • Monitored equipment performance and maintenance schedules.
  • Responsible for maintaining safety standards, and ensuring proper handling of chemicals and substances.
  • Recorded, calculated, and analyzed data, and prepared reports.
  • Work with a team of researchers and learned the value of good lab practice.

I would appreciate it if we could meet and discuss my work experience in more detail. I have provided my contact details in my resume. I look forward to being a part of your research team. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Jerry Kirk

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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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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