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Director of Research and Development Cover Letter

The applicant used this letter successfully to identify new employment opportunities with another organization in the same industry. The referral in the first paragraph captures attention immediately.

Sample Director of Research and Development Cover Letter

Gary Anderson
123, X Street, Y Avenue, • Manhattan, NY-10009 • (123) 456-7890

July 1, 2010

Raphael Lawrence
6901 West Main 26 Street
Illinois, 61801
Cell: 257-409-8975

Dear Dr. Lawrence:

Currently Director of Scientific Affairs at Bennington Pharma, I am exploring employment opportunities in clinical research with your company. I recently learned from Dr. Brian Peterson of your need for a Director of Research and Development.

My 12+ years of experience in clinical research and department management in pharmaceutical organizations both in Europe and the United States may interest you. Complementing my medical degree is expertise in the development, design, implementation, staffing and management of clinical studies for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and OTC skin care products. The scope of my responsibilities extends well beyond research and development to include collaboration with Marketing and Consumer Affairs to provide scientific, advertising, promotion and customer-relations support. I have been highly effective in building relationships with industry opinion leaders, resulting in the successful promotion of our company's full range of products.

In addition, I am experienced in sourcing, auditing, negotiating and managing contracts with independent product test sites both in the U.S. and overseas. My international business qualifications include partnering with our company's affiliate organization in Asia to design and conduct clinical trials to address market needs.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the contributions I would make toward your company's continued growth and success.


Gary Anderson

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