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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
FirstName LastName
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address


First LastName
City, State, Zip Code

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.



FirstName LastName

Example #2

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


Job Title
City, State Zip

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.



FirstName LastName

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. 

More Sample Cover Letters
Cover letter samples and templates for a variety of career fields and employment levels, including entry-level, targeted and email cover letters for many different jobs.


123 Main Street, Stateland, ST, 99999

Home: (555) 123-9876 – Cell: (555) 123-9876 – sample.email@livecareer.com

February 14, 2013 

Dear Hiring Manager, 

As an accredited medical professional with 6+ years progressive experience in clinical support, laboratory procedures and product sales, I offer expertise that will benefit your organization. 

My background includes extensive experience providing clinical support in urgent and routine care settings, as well as product promotion in the health and sports equipment arena. I am committed to improving patient care and resources, supporting individual care plans in collaboration with physicians. I am seeking to leverage hands-on clinical background and sales experience to a career as a clinical support specialist in medical device sales. 


Key achievements include: 

  • Optimized patient flow and treatment quality through effective triage and monitoring in compliance with regulatory and infection control standards, documenting all processes to promote accountability.
  • Successfully raised over $1,000 in revenue for Texan Top Out Climbing Competition 2012 through effective management of sales team and ambitious cold calling of companies for sponsorship.
  • Achieved Big Brother Big Sister Award for "Most money raised by a team."
  • Former pre-med student well-versed in medical terminology and familiar with hospital and laboratory environments.
  • Completed 2+ years lab experience and 200+ hours of training in chemistry, microbiology, immunology, human physiology, gastroenteral nutrition, IR spectroscopy, NMR, genetic analysis, PCR Insulin medication assistance tagging, neurological stimuli tests, biochemical assays, intraperitoneal EKG, phlebotomy and tissue necropsy.

To compliment this background, I possess a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, and current CPR, BLS and ELISA certifications. 

In summary, I can make an immediate and positive impact on the operational performance of your organization. I would welcome a personal interview to further discuss my qualifications. 


Thank you very much for taking the time to review my resume and for your kind consideration. 



Bonnie Porter


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