Resume Cover Letter

Bioinformatics Scientist Cover Letter

The applicant knew the reader as the hiring authority and reminded him of their acquaintance and her qualifications based on experience, certification, and rare skills. She clearly requests an interview.

Sample Bioinformatics Scientist Cover Letter

William Kales
8322, North 22 St. • Carlisle, MA 209, • (652)-562 7220.

April 10, 2010

Kenly Peterson
4567, North 34 Street.
Boston, MA 04509,
(656)-676 7990

Dear Peterson:

Last August, I had the distinct pleasure of working with you as one of many assistants involved in the GeneCards project. While recently browsing the international GeneCards Web site, I was thrilled to find out that a full-time bioinformatics scientist position will be added to the GeneCards team, commencing this September. My credentials, rigorous scientific approach, and first-rate analytical and problem-solving skills equip me to offer the necessary qualifications mix you require to be a member of the cutting-edge GeneCards team.

Enclosed for your review, my résumé chronicles 15 years of experience as a research scientist in a laboratory environment. My expertise, bioinformatics science, includes a background in microbiology, computational and molecular biology, and toxicology. In January 2001, I was one of the first scientists in the world to earn the Certified Bioinformatics Specialist credential. A fully qualified Oracle Database Administrator, C++ programmer, and biostatistical programs user, I currently supervise the genetic toxicology lab at IIT Research Institute in Chicago.

My resume is a good summary, but I feel that it is during a personal interview that my potential to be a meaningful addition to your team would be fully demonstrated. I’m scheduled to be in Israel this coming August to again participate in the GeneCards project. This would be a perfect opportunity for you to personally observe me in action and schedule a formal interview.

I will call you in two weeks, during regular business hours, of course, to see about arranging a meeting at your convenience while I’m there. Should you prefer to call me before then, I can be reached at the any of above-listed phone numbers.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting you once again.

Very truly yours,

William Kales

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