Dear Professor ******,
I am glad to receive your letter and the good news to Mr ******. As his supervisor, I have known him for more than five years, and I am pleased to give you a formal statement.
Mr. ****** graduated from ****** University and began his Ph.D. study under my supervision in ****** in ******. His research work mainly focused on ******. He was proficient in ******. Due to his hard work, a lot of progresses have been made in this years. I know that he have acquired a broad and strong experience in ******, especially in ****** study.
In my close contact with him, I was deeply impressed by his strong interest and enthusiasm in scientific research. Besides, he has fine ideas and can design reasonable plans for his research. From my observation, he can undergo a new research project independently and quickly because of his mastery of ****** techniques and quickly taking in new techniques.
Furthermore, he is also modest and easy to get along with, he showed high respecting to teachers or advisors. He energetically participated in some common affairs in the lab. These characters will allow him to adapt to a new environment rapidly.
Mr. ****** is one of the most studious and promising fellows among my students. I recommend him to you without any hesitation and expected that the postdoctoral experience in your laboratory will provide further refinement and specific training for him.
I have now received all three of your letters and they speak very highly of you. As a next step, I would like to arrange a telephone call so that you and I can speak in person. Is there a time that works for you during office hours （9-5） here in ******?
College of xx,
29 Wangjiang Road, xx, xx,xxx, P.R. China
February 1, 2012
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