Only 2% Of Fortune 500 CEOs Have PhDs (StatisticBrain Report).

Only 2% Of Fortune 500 CEOs Have PhDs (StatisticBrain Report).

Our Mission Is To Increase This Number To 51%

PhD CEO Goal Chart

Welcome To Cheeky Scientist. We Are For PhDs, By PhDs

We Are Industry PhDs Dedicated To Helping PhDs Get Into Industry

In addition to our overall mission above, we aim to:

  • Place 1,000,000 PhDs into industry positions.
  • Support all our PhD programs by providing industry training to PhD students, postdocs, and researchers.
  • Enact change that requires principal investigators and academic advisors to receive management and financial training.

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We Get PhDs Hired Into High-Paying, Meaningful Careers

Our programs help PhDs like you overcome top industry transition challenges.

  • Networking with limited time
  • Determining which position is a good fit
  • How to get referrals after networking
  • Overcoming the fear of the unknown
  • Overcoming the fear of failure after leaving academia
  • Salary benchmarking and job offer negotiation

The Below Unemployment Data For PhDs Is Unacceptable. You Can Beat The Statistics

All PhD Disciplines

All PhD Disciplines Pie Chart, 60% Unemployed, 40% Employed

Life Science PhDs

Life Science PhDs Pie Chart, 80% Unemployed, 20% Employed

Meet The Team

Cheeky Scientist is led by PhDs just like you. We are a team of creative professionals, many of whom experienced the failures of academia and found our way to industry success. We have committed ourselves to getting PhDs like you into top industry careers where you can do meaningful work AND be paid well for it.

Cheek Scientist Team