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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at University of Wisconsin - Madison


Postdoctoral Fellow


Dear XXX,

I am interested to become a part of your research group dedicated to unravel pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and the involvement of citrulinated autoantigens, while for the same I would like to apply for the postdoctoral research associate position, with reference to your advertisement in NatureJobs.com.

I recently completed my PhD by specializing in XXX for XXX under the guidance of XXX, while presently I am continuing my PhD projects in the same laboratory as a postdoc. My graduate research story is somewhat similar to your proposed postdoctoral research project and which was the main reason behind applying for this position.

The diversity of my research work have brushed my talents in a superior way, while also I have proficiently learnt different research techniques, problem solving abilities and scientific writing skills. After my graduate research, I essentially require a quality postdoctoral training to increase my experience in autoimmune disease pathogenesis and I believe that the postdoctoral position in your lab is best suited for my career needs.

Please find attached my curriculum vitae with names and addresses of 3 references, with this application. I look forward for your response and I appreciate your time and consideration.



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