I’ll just repeat what I said in another thread first to put things into context:
“I have a BS in microbiology. As an undergraduate, I was a research assistant in an academic lab for 6 months. After I finished undergrad, I attended a Ph.D. program for about 1.5 years and then dropped out without getting any degree. In grad school, I rotated in a bunch of labs and joined a lab very briefly. After I dropped out of grad school, about half a year later (in May 2012), I started working at a company as a research assistant, which is where I am now.”
I’m currently applying for new jobs (technician positions, like research associate etc.) since my current position will be over in December. I need to change my cover letter to reflect my current position and I just wanted some input on my cover letter.
Here is the relevant part of my cover letter:
“My strong background in research and lab skills are an effective match for your position. I have done research in different fields, including microbiology, immunology and cancer research. I have also been exposed to a wide variety of experimental techniques and have extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and mouse handling. I work well alone and as part of a team, efficiently multitask, and I have an exceptional attention to detail.
I graduated from University X, with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in December 2009, where I worked as an undergraduate research assistant and gained valuable lab and research skills. I attended a Ph.D. program for a little over a year before deciding that I preferred the hands-on aspect of science and working at the bench. I then worked as a research assistant at Company X. I am now seeking a new opportunity that is focused on hands-on exposure to science, and I believe your position matches my goals.”
Does that sound good? Mainly the way I mention my current position? Any advice on how to change it? Also, should I say graduate school or Ph.D. program?