One of the biggest mistakes you make is not tailoring this section to each position you apply for.
In a postdoc cover letter, it is common to dedicate one paragraph to your dissertation or current research project.
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to offer my talents to River Tech, which is one of the top research organizations in the business world today.
While working in my previous role at Cloud Clearwater, I evaluated professional research as part of an internal self-regulation policy designed to maintain high standards of quality and credibility in various fields of scientific inquiry.
In it, you should write that you have attached your CV and other necessary documents in your application.
Mention that you look forward to hearing from them and are available to discuss the position further in an interview.
Follow it up with a short description of yourself that will allow the reader to place you academically.
This could be something like “I am in the final year of my Ph D in (field) at (name of university) and will be graduating/defending/finishing in (month).
It’s also a good idea to take a look at their recent papers to familiarize yourself with the kind of work they do.
Once you have a good understanding of the position and group, you can determine which of your qualifications would be most applicable. A cover letter starts like a formal letter with the date at the top followed by the name and work address of the job poster. For a postdoc position, you will often be addressing your letter to the PI.