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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Gilead


Research Associate

To Whom It May Concern:

I am interested in the position for Research Associate in Analytical Chemistry Development at Gilead Science, Inc. in Foster City, California. I am a current senior chemistry major at ___ , doing biochemistry and biophysics-related research. I believe that I am suited for this job with not only for my laboratory experience but also my personal qualities, as I work well within a team and am self-motivated. Despite the fact that I have conducted more research in the field of biochemistry, I have been extensively trained to work in a wet chemistry lab and am confident that I will be a great team member working and collaborating in a cutting-edge industrial laboratory.

My research thesis studies the energetics of the interaction between ______ , using biophysical techniques such as circular dichroism and sedimentation velocity. At ____ , I studied ______ .

I had also assisted research in an organic chemistry laboratory, where I synthesized analogues of compounds that ______ and analyzed them with IR and NMR spectroscopy.

Although the specific responsibilities of the job include skills I don’t use in my latest independent research, my advanced lab coursework has trained me in synthetic chemistry and analytical techniques. I believe I am able to work independently as soon as I develop familiarity with the equipment, and that I can meet the goals of the job by applying my knowledge to solve problems.

In response to your search for an analytical chemist, I believe my solid experience in lab qualifies me for consideration. I may also provide you with work that I have presented.

I hope you will consider me for this position and find me a worthy candidate. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail and becoming a part of your team.



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