Thank you very much for your interest in a position with my group. I am also interested in attracting motivated, intelligent and hard-working postdoctoral associates. However, such appointments can only be made when funds for a new position are available. Any open position may be announced in the What's New section on my web-site.
You are very welcome to send me an application even if a position is not announced there, especially if your background and achievements are specifically well suited for research with my group. New openings are sometimes anticipated in the near future. I will try to respond if your letter demonstrates specific interest in working with me and my group. However, please excuse me if eventually you do not receive a formal response from me - this simply means that I do not have an open position.
Please note that the members of my group are required to possess good communication and interaction skills. Even if a position is available, poorly written, obscure, and mass-mailed applications are not likely to be successful. If possible, send PDF instead of Word files.
With best wishes for success,
If you are interested in additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org