Isaiah Hankel, PhD
Isaiah Hankel, PhD Chief Executive Officer at Cheeky Scientist

Isaiah Hankel holds a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. An expert in the biotechnology industry, he specializes in helping other PhDs transition into cutting-edge industry career tracks.

Isaiah believes--from personal experience--that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life, it’s a clear sign that you need to make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.

Isaiah is an internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant, CEO of Cheeky Scientist, and author of the straight-talk bestsellers Black Hole Focus and The Science of Intelligent Achievement.

Articles Written By Isaiah Hankel, PhD

11 Most Emotionally Draining Parts Of Your Job Search

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he discusses the emotionally draining aspects of the job search for PhDs and how to overcome them. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah sheds light on how the PhD job search can be emotionally overwhelmingNext, he points out the issues that lead to such scenariosFinally, Isaiah lists the solutions to overcoming these emotionally taxing hindrances to successfully get hired in industry From This Week’s Show… I am going to walk you through the 11, most emotionally draining parts of your job search that you need to overcome in advance for getting hired quickly.…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 21st, 2020

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest.…

5 Keys To Getting Hired As An Application Scientist Or Application Specialist

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah and Alex Woychek as they reveal how to get hired as an Application Scientist or Application Specialist Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah and Alex discuss what the Application Scientist role entails Next, they enlist why this role is growing in popularity in industryFinally, Isaiah and Alex give an overview of how the Application Scientist/Specialist role is different from R&D and sales rep roles and the 5 things you need to get hired for this role From This Week’s Show… Why PhDs Make For Great Application Scientists/Specialists This is one of the most popular positions…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 14th, 2020

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest. So without further delay, here are……

2021 PhD Job Market Review

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he reveals what to expect from the PhD job market in 2021 Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah discusses the reasons behind the trend of year’s end hiring surge  Next, he goes on to enlist what PhDs should do to get hired before the year’s endFinally, Isaiah gives an overview of  the top careers of 2020, the PhD profile that fits these, and the 7 goals every PhD should attain From This Week’s Show… The Year’s End Hiring Surge Already Started We are seeing the largest hiring boom of the entire year. Although the…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 7th, 2020

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest. So without further delay, here are……

Avoid Failing Data Scientist Interview Take Home Exams (7 Keys To Getting Hired)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Get Hired By Passing The Data Scientist Interview Exams  Join Isaiah and Kasey Hemington as they discuss the Data Scientist hiring process for PhDs. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah interviews a panel of PhDs who successfully transitioned into Data Scientist careers. Next, the expert panel discusses what it takes to transition from a PhD to a Data Scientist.Finally, Isaiah and Casey explore the intricacies of the data scientist job hiring process, such as building  an impactful portfolio and the seven keys to get hired. From This Week’s Show… Advice From Fellow DSS Associates While dealing with…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 31st, 2020

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest. So without further delay, here are……

20 Medical and Scientific Writing Careers For PhDs

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Medical Writing is a career safety net for PhDs wanting to transition into industry. Join Isaiah and Evguenia Alechine as they discuss medical and scientific writing careers for PhDs. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah interviews PhDs from different backgrounds who successfully transitioned into medical writing careers. Next, Isaiah and Evguenia discuss why medical writing is a great career for PhDs no matter their background.Finally, Isaiah and Evguenia explore the PhD-level different positions that make part of the medical writing umbrella. From This Week’s Show… Advice From Fellow PhDs At first, Medical writing did not jump out…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 24th, 2020

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest. So without further delay, here are……

Learn The Newest U.S. Immigration Laws & Guidelines With Top U.S. Immigration Lawyer, Brian Getson, JD

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

The unique job search process of international PhDs  Join Isaiah and Brian Getson, JD while they discuss the newest U.S. immigration laws & guidelines. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah interviews international PhDs who have successfully navigated the visa processNext, Isaiah and Brian discuss the immigration landscape during a pandemicFinally, Isaiah and Brian look at how best to handle the process and what to expect From This Week’s Show… Advice From Fellow PhDs During the final days of my PhD, I was applying for jobs and a lot of recruiters did contact me about open positions,…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 17th, 2020

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest. So without further delay, here are……