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Cover Letter for Job Opportunity 2

Dear Westat Recruiter:

I am writing to express my interest in the Clinical Research Associate position in Rockville, MD which was posted on Westat’s Career Opportunities website. In May 2014 I will graduate from the Yale School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. 

Your need for a Clinical Research Associate is a close fit with my research experiences at the Arizona Burn Center and the Arizona Laboratories Division of Neurobiology (ALDN). During my time conducting clinical research at the Arizona Burn Center, I collaborated with physicians to develop IRB-approved protocols, investigated the outcomes of nerve regeneration among burn patients, and evaluated burn scoring systems for medical diagnoses.  My work at ALDN involved collecting and analyzing complex datasets, a skill that will be very valuable to the Clinical Research Associate position. 

I am excited at the prospect of working for Westat, a company known for its high standards in quality research and program evaluation.  The enclosed resume provides further details of my academic background and professional experience, particularly my strong training in biochemistry, data management, biostatistics, and clinical trials. 

Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Sophia Zao
MPH Candidate