xx xx Road, xx, xx,xxx, P.R. China
February 1, 20xx
Dear Dr. xx,
Dr.xx requested a letter of reference from me to support his application for the postdoctoral position in your laboratory. As his former advisor, I think highly of Dr.xx, therefore I am very delighted to comply with his request.
I knew him in the summer of xx, when he joined my research group on function of Chinese electro-acupuncture in hypocholesterolemia as the only undergraduate research assistant. In this group, he was responsible for the aspects of assisting to construct the animal model and gathering data. Though that work was ordinary, he performed every task carefully, and presented his ideas to help improve the experimental results. Many times I saw that he still worked at about 11p.m. when I left. I wondered how energetic he could be and appreciated his trait of diligence and dependability very much.
One year later, he became a graduate student and joined my laboratory while I had the Genetic Engineering course of him. His curiosity and insatiability provided him with enthusiasm to broaden his knowledge in molecular biology. At the end of the semester, he got a good score ranking within top 5% of the class. After finishing his courses in 2009, he went on the research project to isolate hypercholesterolemia-associated genes. While managing the project, he showed me with his excellent experiment ability and independent thinking aptitude. What impressed me most was his persistence and optimism. In the presence of pressure, he was rather enjoying the process of the research instead of being uncomfortable with fear and avoidance.
One thing I must emphasize is that Dr.xx has made lots of progress from a junior student to an experienced researcher by dint of hard work. As a result, his effort is rewarded by a paper published in xxx which has been the most excellent one completed by graduate student in our college so far. That has won him recognition from not just me but my colleagues as well.
However, Dr. xx is not satisfied with the current achievement and has set up his career goal. As he told me his willingness to proceed with his postdoctoral career in your vigorous laboratory, I could understand his heart of seeking more academic advancement there and applauded his strong desire and decision to take his dedications and skills to the next level. With your help, I believe this ambitious young man will be an excellent scientific researcher.
I sincerely expect the information I provided above could be helpful for you to assess Dr. xx’s application and consider him favorably. Further information is available if you need.
Professor of xx University
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing to recommend Mr. xxxxx for admission into the Ph.D program. I have known him since 2010, and he is working as an English course lecturer with me in the School of International Education.
It should say that he is a remarkable teaching talent, with an eye for not only teaching theories, but also new and innovative teaching techniques. Overall, Mr. xxxxx has highly intelligent and good communicative skills. His written work is both clear and concise, as well as interesting to read. He also demonstrated his oral articulateness in teaching sessions throughout the past academic years. He explains his views in the lectures very concisely and gives supporting arguments that are both clear and persuasive.
Mr. xxxxx has always taken his role seriously and is passionate about his results. Beyond his passion on driving performance, Mr. xxxxx is a natural leader, and fights hard for his beliefs. He’s at his best in a group environment, and is consciously proactive at getting full involvement of all other team members to derive the best results possible. He has a very effective personal style, and will be looked to for continued best lecturer in our School.
I have the deepest personal and professional respect for Mr. xxxx and sincerely believe he will bring his unique energy, optimism, passion and tireless creativity to your doctorate program. And Mr. xxxx is unquestionably exceptional candidate for your doctorate program. He has my highest endorsement. If you have any questions about his recommendation or my endorsement of Mr. xxxx, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will gladly try to help.
Kind regards and best wishes for a successfully doctorate program.