They are: Use the same font and font size as you use on your resume or CV.
In addition, for the letterhead portion, use the same style, whether your name and contact information is all centered, or pushed to the left or right, but have it be the same for both the cover letter and resume.
I have a flexible schedule to accommodate work that must be done during odd hours.
Other relevant qualities include my attention to detail, precision with documentation, and proficiency in all programs required for the position.
While I understand the research assistant position does not handle these tasks directly, I hope to advance my career in the company and eventually become involved in this part of the process.
My prior experience, degree, and sheer enthusiasm lead me to believe that I would be an asset to your team.So, as an example: As a recent Ph D in molecular biology from UC Berkeley, I am submitting my resume for the position of Research Scientist I with your company.My research into the molecular basis of cancer with an emphasis on the role of transcription factors and chromatin modification on tumor cell growth uniquely qualifies me for this position.Below are highlights from my attached resume: * Successfully completed thesis research on “DNA repair proteins as molecular targets for cancer therapeutics,” funded by NCI grant #1234567.* Presented interim findings, “Analysis of O6-alkylguanine DNA methyltransferase in nucleotide excision (NER) pathways” at ASCO-SIT Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium, 2017.There are a variety of fonts that can be used—Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica—but the key is to be conservative and clear. If necessary, as small as a 10-point font, but that can be hard to read and isn’t desirable.There are several ways of doing this, but an example starts with: As a recent Ph D in molecular biology from UC Berkeley, I am submitting my resume for a role with your organization. But you can be more specific, as well: As a recent Ph D in molecular biology from UC Berkeley, I am submitting my resume for the position of Research Scientist I with your company.Some may have an MD, but conduct research in addition to, or instead of, practicing as a physician.From 2014 through 2024, the BLS projects job growth for medical scientists at 8 percent.Cover Letter Text Dear Amelia Stark, I recently found your job posting inviting applications for the research assistant position at Innovative Drug Testing. I satisfy all of these requirements, but more importantly, I’m an excellent fit.I specialize in research for psychotropic clinical trials, and I understand that Innovative Drug Testing conducts similar work on site.