I happened to find a PhD project that would align with my past experience really well. I would like to contact the professor responsible for the project. How brief should I be in my first email?
In addition to introducing myself and referring to the position, I would like to ask at least two questions about the project, and mention that I have been working on a similar project.
Is that enough? How would I finish the email then in a proper way? Just something like
If you are not too busy, I hope you could discuss the matter further. Attached is my CV.
or something entirely else?
I have a very good publication record, have received big prizes, lot of experience, etc. in my pocket but I guess I should not repeat that in the email, since it is in the CV?