Global Drug Safety Internship Inquiry
12 March 2016
55 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14186
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Dear Dr. Saunders:
I am writing to you in regards to an open summer associate position in your global drug safety department and want to convey my excitement at the opportunity of joining United Therapeutics. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience on the pre-med track, I am very eager to broaden my knowledge of the medical disciplines and explore the field of healthcare. I found your job listing to be most closely related to my pharmaceutical interests and offered the best introductory experience to the professional industry. Prior experience in art and research has fortified my skills necessary to succeed in such a collaborative work environment as well as commit to responsibilities with great focus.
While working in Dr. Sara Algoe’s emotional and social relations research lab, I had to adhere to strict standards when coding participant behavior. After coding hundreds of videos, I have gained a better understanding of the importance of patience and attention to detail when analyzing data. These precise evaluation skills will prove especially advantageous when assisting in acute review of human safety and global distribution operating procedures.
My 8-year background in the performing arts also contributes to my affinity for teamwork and creative outlook. In addition, I am able to employ my fluency in several languages to better communicate with others who more clearly express themselves in a language other than English. Such international communication is critical in reviewing complaints and complimentary to the “global” aspect of the drug safety department. Raised in a multicultural household, I have also learned to approach problems with an open mind and consider various perspectives. While offering a creative mindset to the global drug safety team, working at United Therapeutics would grant me a new perspective on medical professions and their global applications.
I want to ensure you that I am self-motivated with a genuine passion for medicine and believe this opportunity to assist with drug safety review will enhance my academic growth in addition to being an impactful contributor to your team.
Undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
515 Paul Hardin Drive, Rm# 332
Chapel Hill, NC 27514