1938 High Meadow Lane
Millville, PA 17846
May 2, 2013
Ms. Stephanie Buie
West Virginia State University
3756 Ben Street
Troy, NY 12182
Dear Ms. Buie,
It was with great interest that I noticed the listing for a position as Research Officer at your university, and I am pleased to present myself as a candidate for the job. For the past six years I have been employed by the Office of Research Services at Florida International University, where I am responsible for overseeing the application and awarding of grants, awards and other forms of external funding.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English and a graduate degree in Mass Communication. I have extensive experience in grant writing, and have developed a comprehensive understanding of both university and faculty organization, and research-granting processes.
I have extensive knowledge of applications in the Microsoft Office suite, including advanced use of Microsoft Word. My job requires that I design and maintain databases using Access, and that I perform tasks requiring an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. I have an excellent working knowledge of internet and of both web-based email and Oral and written communication skills are among my greatest strengths. I have also demonstrated superior ability in the areas of public relations and interpersonal skills relating to managing a work team. My employers can attest to my tact and strong organizational skills, as well as my handling of confidential information.
From the foregoing I am sure you will agree I am eminently qualified for the post of Research Officer at your institution. I look forward to hearing from you, and can be reached at (222)-722-5273.