Dear Ms. Loretta Wilson,
I am applying for the position of DNA Analyst with Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
I have a bachelor’s degree in forensic sciences and I took undergraduate courses that focused on biochemistry, gene development, immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases. My studies also consisted of spending time in a laboratory where I learned about the different types of equipment and how to use them correctly.
I have the ability to follow strict protocols when handling and testing DNA and I possess excellent writing skills needed to keep accurate and detailed reports describing every part of the process and the findings. I also have very strong verbal skills needed to convey information with other professionals concerning the tests performed and the results. When necessary, I have the ability to testify in court to explain my findings and how the results were determined.
I have the ability to perform routine maintenance checks on the equipment to help keep them functioning correctly and to report any problem, no matter how small it may seem.
I understand the importance of using extreme caution when working with DNA and I follow the safety procedures at all times to prevent the possible spread of diseases. I adhere to a high ethical standard and maintain confidentiality at all times. I understand the responsibility that goes along with this position and I am confident that I have the knowledge and skills to be a perfect match for this job.
I hope to meet with you soon to discuss the position in person and you can reach me for an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.