Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Lab Technician Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]



[Contact Person’s Name]


Science Solutions
17 Willcott Square
N4 7JD
07123 456 789

Dear [Contact Person’s Name],

I’m writing to express my interest in the Laboratory Technician position at Science Solutions advertised on JobAds. With a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Portsmouth and a keen desire to build on my strong background in analytical lab work, I’d be an excellent fit for your team.

Throughout my 6 years of professional experience with Danone and Specsavers in London, I’ve excelled at preparing samples, conducting tests, and operating sophisticated instruments such as the Sysmex 1500, XN 1000, and Dimension EXL. My success in these areas is underscored by my record of excellent feedback from previous employers, which you can review through the attached references.

My academic background in chemistry and biotechnology, complemented by my hands-on experience, aligns perfectly with the core responsibilities and requirements of your Laboratory Technician vacancy. Additionally, I have developed scrupulous documentation and quality assurance skills, ensuring high accuracy in test results and compliance with laboratory standards.

I’m particularly drawn to this opportunity as it promises a challenging environment where I can apply my analytical skills with the eventual goal of progressing into a Laboratory Manager role.

I’m eager to discuss how my background, skills, and enthusiasm can meet the needs of Science Solutions and would welcome the chance to meet for an in-person interview. You can reach me at 07903 040 565 or

Thank you for considering my application.

Yours sincerely,

Your Name

How to Write a Lab Technician Cover Letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

You’ve got your eye set on a lab technician role that you would be perfect for, and you’ve written the perfect CV for the job.

Now all you have to do is compose a lab technician cover letter that outlines the unique value you offer the employer.

Assuming you don’t want to just build a tailored cover letter in minutes, here are three writing tips that’ll help your cover letter resonate with employers in the scientific community.

1. Personalise your introduction

How you start your cover letter sets the tone of your application and determines what kind of first impression you leave on the employer — so it’s important to get it right.

Address your letter to a named person using one of these structures:

Dear [Full Name]


Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Last Name]


In most cases, the job description will specify a contact person for you to address your cover letter to.

If a name isn’t included, try using the company website or LinkedIn page to identify the department manager — or ring the company and ask who you should address your application to.

A personalised greeting shows that you’ve taken the time to tailor your application, which makes you look detail-oriented and serious about the job opportunity.

2. Showcase your hard skills

While many lab technician jobs are entry-level positions, they can be quite technical. Therefore, you’ll be much more likely to get the job if you showcase the right hard skills for the position.

Some common hard skills that employers look for in lab technicians include:

  • specialist knowledge (e.g., proficiency in PCT techniques for a biochemistry lab position)
  • data analysis skills (data cleaning, statistical analysis, graphing software)
  • laboratory safety
  • technical writing skills
  • computer skills (Microsoft 360, Google Workspace)
  • laboratory information management systems (LIMS)

Illustrate two or three relevant skills by giving specific examples that relate closely to the job you’re applying for and explain how it’s prepared you for the role.

For example, you could mention a significant statistical project you completed and explain how it has prepared you for the technical responsibilities of the role you’re now applying for.

3. Demonstrate your passion for the opportunity

The employer will likely ask ‘Why do you want to work for us?‘ at the interview stage, but it’s still important to address this question in your cover letter.

An employer is likelier to offer you the opportunity if they think you’re genuinely interested in their work.

Share why you want to work in the specific laboratory by outlining your relevant passions and explaining how the role aligns with your career aspirations. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • Specify a relevant research niche that interests you
  • Identify a value or mission that you share with the lab
  • Emphasise your commitment to continuous professional development

Connecting your personal interests with the job will help you demonstrate motivation and fit.

Seb Morgan
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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Careers Coach and Digital Content Writer for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [] or via LinkedIn.