i take great pleasure in writing a letter of recommendation for dr. xx support his application for a postdoctoral position in your lab.
dr. xx is an outstanding graduate student working for the m.s. degree under my supervision. in my contact with him in the university, his creativity and attitude to research work gave me deep impression. he always proposed new ideas on his research and could resolve problems by himself, i was very satisfied with him.
xx has been working on molecular luminescence research about six years. as i know, most of his researches have been concentrated on bioanalytical chemistry in his masters work, such as protein and nucleic acids assays etc. in these fields, dr. xx has strong background and research ability. he has and would be published several papers in international journals. i am often interested in reading his papers in publication and discussing with him. i am very appreciated of his research ability.
dr xx also possesses very fine character. he is a devoted research worker. he works on weekends. he is an honest and smart, reliable and responsible person, and is very cooperative too.
based on these qualities, i believe this young man will achieve greater academic success in his future work. therefore, i strongly support his application, and it would be greatly appreciated if you could give him your favorable consideration.
please feel free to contact me if i can answer any additional questions about xx. my address is as follows:
Dear Admission Office:
I am writing to strongly recommend Miss/Mr. XXXX for admission into the famous University of Waterloo.
Through teaching and informal consultation, I had chances to get to know her/him academic potentials and her/him ideals before she/he left for Canada. In my opinion she/he can be reliably graded as one of the best undergraduates here in 20xx grade students with majors in our department. Miss/Mr. is apparently a very bright student, with special interests and enjoyment in mathematics especially in passionate and innovative ways of tackling and solving various problems in mathematics. Perhaps her/his present mathematics scores in Canada could support my view. She/he has very good observatory skills in experiments and can easily glean essence from complicated concepts, phenomena or conditions. Enthusiastic for novelty and creative thinkings and as evidence for leadership potentials, she can easily influence her/his classmates in both curricular and extracurricular activities, though only within not a long period before her/his transfer from this institution to another school in Canada, a brave move toward next stage of personal challenge and fulfilment. I was particularly impressed by Miss/Mr. XXX career goal of aiming for excellence in academic education and achievements in her/his chosen field.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.