____________________ [name of the recipient]
________________ [designation of the recipient in the organization]
________________ [name of the organization in which the sender is applying]
_________________________ [Office address of the organization]]
Dated: ______________________ [date of writing the letter]
Subject: _________________ [mention that the sender wants to apply for the position of a research assistant]
Respected Mr./ Mrs. _______________________ [last name of the recipient],
This letter is in regards to the vacancy in your organization for the position of a research assistant. I would like to apply for the same position.
I have worked in the position of a research assistant in ___________________ [previous employer organization of the sender] where my job responsibilities were ___________________ [mention in details the job functions of the sender in the previous organization].
It would be great if you can arrange for an interview. I am enclosing a copy of my resume along with the cover letter.
_____________________ [name of the sender]