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705 Grand Central Street
September 15, 20xx
Vice Chief of Staff
Florida Central Hospital
1201 Tampa General Square
Tampa, FL 33607
Dear Robert Zewicki:
Please regard this as my application for the tenure-track assistant professor position that is currently vacant in the Department of Epidemiology at your hospital. This is exactly the type of position I have been looking for. Enclosed please find my curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching philosophy, and a copy of my graduate transcripts.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communicable Diseases at the University of Connecticut and expect to graduate by July 20xx. My primary area of research is biostatistics, specifically longitudinal data analysis and survival analysis. I am also interested in clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and bioinformatics. My thesis is about the development of metaparametric methods for the analysis of panel count data. I was invited to present part of my thesis at the 20xx IDSA Applied Statistics Symposium and for that I won the 20xx ICSA Student Prize.
In addition to my academic research, I have been a graduate instructor and adviser since 20XX. I have independently taught an introductory statistics course and instructed some recitation classes. Besides that, I also served as a graduate consultant in my department in the spring of 20xx and I worked full-time as a graduate intern during the summer of 20xx.
In closing, I believe that my research background, plus my teaching and intern experiences, combined with my superior communication skills, make me an excellent fit for the position you are staffing. I have arranged to have three letters of recommendation sent to you directly by the referees. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at xxx-xxxx or by email at xxxxxxxxxx.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to speaking with you and/or your colleagues in the near future.