I am writing this letter for apply to the PhD scholarship in plant biology in the University of Adelaide, which ranked inthe top 1% of Universities in the world. I learned about this competitiveprogram from a “Scholarship-Positions.
com” website and got very keen tocontinue my education on your University, which I perceive as a leadingscientific institution in the world in the field of agriculture, food and wine.My interest in science dates back to my early childhood. I have always excelledin life sciences. I believe that my academic background is appropriate for thePhD position on your University. As you may see in the application form, I havecompleted Master of Science, with specialization in Microbiology from the University of Mysore. During my tenure, Ihave studied various areas of microbiology with hands-on experience in cell andmolecular biology, agricultural, food, dairy and medical microbiology.
I amalways known for powerful seminar presentations. (Needs aconnection here. Perhaps you start talking about Bachelor studies first andthen introduce Masters. Chronology is important and connections as well) I got admitted to BSc program in Botany,Biochemistry and Microbiology as major subjects. I particularly enjoyedstudying applied botany and advanced biochemistry.
During initial years of mycollege, I have completed a Diploma in Computer Application with Programming iniTryst Technologies, Mysore.Thanks to my education and extensive research, I started to workas a research fellow and project assistant in FRLHT (Foundation forRevitalization of Local Health Traditions) and CSIR-CFTRI (Council of Scientificand Industrial Research – Central Food Technological Research Institute)respectively. My success in this challenging project would be increased as Iwas sent to R L Jalappa hospital and research centre for training on workingwith various pathogens in aduration of two months. As a direct follow upfrom the training, I have tried to apply the expertise I gained and gotrecently focused to implement (What do you mean? Idon’t follow you) few easy methods on identifying microorganisms for the labwhere I worked. I had alsogreat opportunity to work on brine shrimp bioassay to check the bioactivity ofpasteurized and unpasteurized cow’s urine, kshaaramsamples used as a biofertilizers/biopesticides to increase the yield.During my research tenure, I have published 6 papers in peer- reviewed journalsand 5 conference papers presented at various national and international conferences, which may be seen enclosed to my application, withList of publications.
I have been an active member of the organizing committeeof several conferences. I have developed standard operating procedures forvarious NGO’s in relation to traditional agricultural practice. Thetechnologies of various healthful products developed through research have beentransferred to entrepreneurs gives a sense of accomplishment. Apart from research, I had a privilege of working as qualitycontrol officer in a pharmaceutical company.
There, I have developed strongleadership skills and know-how in managing diverse team members. My responsibilitiesas a QC officer were test selection, implementation, and resolution oftechnical failures, developing a laboratory test for method validation of new tests, developmentof management guidelines and practices that ensure reliable performance of labtesting. In addition, I have been responsible for the development, implementation, and reviewof the laboratory quality assurance and control program.
I had an opportunityto have kinesthetic experience in one of the workshops on advanced moleculartechniques. I enjoyed imparting knowledgeand my experience as a guest lecturer of microbiology encourages me to believethat I am a good teacher. What is especially important to add, I have worked in the banking sector for sometime now. I have qualified a few highly competitive national level exams likeIBPS and JAIIB. Through the banking experience, I have acquired excellent communicationskills, better work management, allocation of funds and high-stress tolerance whichare essential for the PhD course I wish to apply for.
I am a well-trained researcher and I believe that my outstandingmotivation and keen perception will make a positive contribution to theresearch concerning the elucidation of characterizing the function of waterchannels that sense and respond to changes in osmotic pressure. To myknowledge, this program is very competitive, due to the importance of the chosen topic. Despite to the facts thatit attracts only highly driven students, so I am confident that my academicrecord, experience, professional goals and my enthusiasm will make me a strongcandidate for a place on this course. I would be honoured if youdecide to accept my application to be PhD student at your prestigious University.Thank you very much for your time and consideration, I lookforward to hearing from you.