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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 20, 2018

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Research assistant with over * years of experience providing thorough and skillful

support to senior executives.

To whom it may concern,

I was thrilled to read through your job posting, I was excited to discover that my professional skillsets and work experiences might match your desired qualifications. So, I am writing to enquire if you still have any vacancies in your company. Please accept my enclosed application for the geologist position, and I have readied my CV and a few references for your information. I would like to begin with a little history about myself, I am a determined and enthusiastic individual with a high level of motivation for all aspects of geological field operations. I am flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. Currently I am seeking a suitable opportunity to use my strengths in a professional capacity and apply my knowledge in practical applications. As a Bachelor of Science Applied Geology graduate, as well as a subordinate geologist, I have developed a strong knowledge base in geology, particularly petroleum related aspects. I have 2 to 3+ years of experience working with Curtin University Research and Development (R&D) department. Capability of working independently, most importantly as a team, and committed to providing quality service to every project is one of my core strength. I have contributed to a number of research projects therefore broadening further my skill set to incorporate technical abilities, engineering knowledge (Mechanical) and professional skills for a given task by accomplishing it in an effective, ethical, cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner within the allocated time. Furthermore, I am also capable to working outdoors for field excursion, acquisition of seismic data, using the latest technological equipment, et cetera.

I have vivid references and would be delighted to discuss any possible vacancy with you at your conscience. In case you do not have any suitable openings at the moment, I would be grateful if you would keep my CV on file for you to review as well as for any future possibilities. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing my qualifications in more detail. Sincerely,

Roy Chu Wai Hsin


• Am dedicated, trustworthy, a positive working attitude and have initiative to learn.

• Communicate well with people from all walks of life; work well independently or as member of a team.

• Open to travel or relocate.

• Outgoing and friendly.

• Goal oriented, able to make effective use of all available resources.

• Work well with diverse personalities. Activate strong interpersonal abilities to maintain communication, resolve problems creativity and incorporate appropriate humor.

• Willing to work overtime to ensure optimal project outcomes.

• Skilled in training undergraduate students during field excursion and in safe laboratory research.

• Skilled in techniques and procedures implied for collecting and testing rock samples, and analyzing the results.

• Skilled at reviewing maps and locating the place during the actual field excursion.

• Studied the materials and information gathered from research, related to geological, geochemical, and geophysical features of the location.

• Ability to work as team or independently and has established good harmonization with other co-workers at all levels.

• A numeral knowledge of various geophysical exploration method and their applications.

• Ability to sustain recent technologies in the field of geophysics, especially Ground Penetrating Radar GPR) and Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES).

• Knowledge of processing shallow 2D and 3D seismic data. P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E

As a research assistant for several projects, I was given the exposure to meet people from different professions. It has widened my horizon and I must say that I have learnt quite a lot from this experience. I was also given opportunity to work as a team leader in which that has trained me to be analytical in leadership. I am grateful that has worked for Curtin University, as well as with plenty of experience professionals. It has also helped me tremendously in my ability to interact with people thus enhancing my interpersonal skill. Additionally, I was often declared as one of the best research assistant, this has given me an extra motivation to be dedicated in my work. Former employment

Company : Curtin University Technology Malaysia

(Research and Development)

Duration : From November 2014 – December 2017

Salary : Rm 2,000

Position : Research Assistant

Company : Curtin University Technology Malaysia

(Research and Development)

Duration : From January 2016 – June 2016

Salary : Rm 2,350

Position : Part- Time Teaching Assistant







Research Project Curtin University Technology, Malaysia. Miri Sarawak 1. Cave and Karst Science Research Project at Niah National Park, Miri Division, Sarawak Malaysia.

This project refers to collaboration collecting survey data in mapping and karst. Responsibilities:

• Assisted in performing initial and supplemental site assessment activities: site assessment phase activities included: file review and site/area surveys; rocks and sediment sampling, cave mapping and lithological cross sections and etc.

• Studied the maps and physical conditions prevalent at that location and explain the reasons that led to the geographic phenomenon.

• Coordinated with senior executives for preparing maps and images of the location and provide an overview of its relationship with surrounding areas.

2. Mapping sea cave at Tusan Beach, Miri Division, Sarawak Malaysia. Responsibilities:

• Assisted geologists in performing initial and supplemental site assessment activities.

3. Mapping Soil Erosion Risk in Baram Catchment – Geo-Referencing and Map Digitizing ArcGIS


• Assisted in converting geographic data from scanned image into vector data by tracing the features. Features from the traced map or image are captured as coordinates in either point, line, or polygon format.

• Associated a raster image of a map with spatial locations (Geo- Referencing).

4. Geochemistry of Baram River sediments (Assessment of Heavy Metals in Water, Sediment of a hydroelectric in Sarawak, Malaysia).

This related project is studying the distribution of heavy metals and their geochemistry from the upper Baram catchment through to the sea of Miri, another part of. The baseline of this project established for heavy metals will be an important reference point for assessing the impact of any developments in the Baram catchment into the future. Responsibilities:

• Ensured all team members follow safety religiously and that they do not indulge in any potential harmful activity.

• Prepared (nearly 100) pieces of thin sections for petrography studies.

• Assisted the head of researcher in geochemical analysis using AAS for determining the concentration of particular element (the analyte) in a sample to be analyzed.

• Studied the information gathered from research, related to geological, geochemical, and geophysical features of the location.

• Strata logging studied for depositional systems (logged stratigraphic turbidities sedimentary sequences).



• M.S. Word, M. S.

Excel and


• Prezi for


• Petrel Geology and


• ArcGis

• MALA processing


• Sketch Up for

modeling design



• English

• Chinese

• Malay



• Soccer

• Basketball

• Swimming

• Fitness training

5. Study on the status salt water intrusion along the Miri coast, East Malaysia using Geotechnical, Remote sensing and GIS technique.

A geophysical evaluation using Electrical Resistivity method for groundwater exploration and investigation at the study area was carried out which involved the utilization of Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) technique with Schlumberger array system.


• Used VES to evaluate water quality and degree of cultivation of sandy soils in humid areas.

• Ensure that work is done safely following all standards, procedures and setting up the equipment.

• Responsible for conduct the VES geophysics survey along the study areas. 6. Coastal and Marine geology – Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies

This project refer to the current pattern of sediment distribution from the Baram River to the reefs in the Park will be determined over an extended period. Living and old corals are cored for samples to reveal sediment and sea temperature histories. Responsibilities:

• Assisted Australian research team for core sampling from a massive coral, water quality/sediment collection and analysis.

• Studied how reef accretion changed in response to environmental changes due to changes in climate, water quality, and sea-level rise.

• The water quality – analysis of nutrients, trace metals, salinity and alkalinity.

• Sediment impact on reef – deployed using deep sea sediment traps, light loggers and turbidity meters into deep sea.

Teaching Assistant Curtin University technology, Malaysia. Miri Sarawak Responsibilities:

• Lead a team and tough the undergraduates the methods of applying the principles in geology practically and interpreting the collected information.

• Instruct students under direction and guidance of teachers.

• Accompanied the team on field trips and surveys and collected samples of rocks and soil peculiar to that location.

• Assisting professor with a large group of classes - teaching students in discussion and during laboratory sessions.

• Work with students on individual and small group basis to reinforce learning concepts, help complete assignments and improve performance.

• Assisted individual students and took notice of students individual learning styles.


• Certificate of Achievement for Petrosys Training (August 2014)

• Certificate of Participation for 9th CUTSE Conference (December 2014)


• Basic Health and Safety Course – Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat Malaysia

• PADI Open water diving course


• 2003 Canadian Pre – University Qualification (CIMP) NILAI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (NIUC)



• 2015 Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology

A project which utilizing Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. In this study, we employ GPR surface reflections profiling to identify the potential hydrocarbon trap.

T E C H N I C A L S K I L L S A N D C A P A B I L I T I E S I. Data collection and analysis using following field survey instrumentation

a) Geophysical Equipment Experience including:

I. Hammer Seismic for scientific investigations.

II. Vibrosis seismic for ground profiling.

III. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for soil and rocks properties at shallow depth.

IV. Vertical Electrical Sounding for ground properties at depth. b) Geological Compass Clinometer for rock and structures. c) Leica Disto for 3D and TruPulse 360B survey rock. d) Photo-light meter for environmental study.

e) Digital Microscope camera for rock study.

f) Global Positioning Systems for navigation and positioning. II. Experienced in use following laboratory instrumentation

• Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS).

• Polarization Microscope for analysis of all rock types.

• Rock cutting and thin section preparation for microscopic work. Best Research Assistant Best Designer for Model Bridge Construction and Constrictors for Mouse Trap Car 1st Runner Up in Curtin Organise Bowling Competition MAR 2014-NOV 2014 FINAL YEAR PROJECT


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The following persons may be contacted for references: o Name o Position o Contact Details

o A/Prof.



o Associate Professor

Applied Geology

Faculty of

Engineering and


o Tel: +60 85 443939 Ext:2000

o Fax: +60 85 443837


o A/Prof.Ramasamy


o Associate Professor

Applied Geology

Faculty of

Engineering and


o Tel: +60 85 443939 Ext:3955

o Fax: +60 85 443837

o Email:

o Dr. M. V.


o Senior Lecturer,

Applied Geology

Faculty of

Engineering and


o Tel: +60 85 443939 Ext:3908

o Email:


o Illiya Amalina

Binti Ahmad


o Associate Lecturer,

Applied Geology

faculty of

Engineering and


o Tel: +60 85 443939 Ext:3964

o Fax: +60 85 443837



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