Dear Mrs. Rea,
A colleague of mine mentioned to me that you have a current opening at your facility for a Research Scientist. I would appreciate being considered for this position and have attached my resume for your perusal. You will see when you look it over that I am more than qualified for the position and that I would be an asset to your facility.
I have graduated from Medical School and have completed my internship and residency as a full physician. I am more interested in the research end of the profession which is why I spent four years working in the field and taking more advanced courses. With my background and experience, I am fully confident that I can bring the attention to detail and research abilities to your programs.
For any organization to be successful it must have a dedicated team that is enthusiastic about their work. I know that I would be a vital member of the team and that I would be an asset to your company and those who the research is benefitting.
If you would care to speak to me in greater detail on my past research, you can call me at (555)-555-5555 and we can discuss a time to meet. I look forward to hearing from you.
Resume Attached as MS Word Document