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

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……

6-Part MSL Job Search Blueprint- From Designing An MSL Resume To Crafting Your MSL Interview Presentation

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

MSL Careers Require A Different Set of Skills Join Isaiah, Elizabeth Thatcher, and Yuri Klyachkin as they discuss an MSL job search blueprint that includes designing a resume and crafting your interview presentation. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah interviews PhDs who have successfully transitioned into MSL positions.Next, Isaiah, Elizabeth, and Yuri discuss the soft skills needed to be an MSL.Finally, Isaiah, Elizabeth, and Yuri review the presentation standards set forth for MSLs. From This Week’s Show… Advice From Fellow PhDs [We are talking to] successful professionals in the MSL career path, they’ve made the transition…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 10th, 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……

A Salary Negotiation Map For Avoiding Rejection During The 2nd Wave Of Hiring Freezes

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

PhDs Should Negotiate Their Salary To Get Paid What They Are Worth And Be Respected By Industry Professionals Join Isaiah And Don Asher As They Discuss The Negotiation Plan You Should Follow When Transitioning Out Of Academia Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah interviews PhDs who have successfully used Don’s strategies for salary negotiation.Next, Isaiah and Don discuss why it is so important for PhDs to negotiate their industry salary, no matter the industry or position.Finally, Isaiah and Don go over some negotiation scripts you can use to show you are a professional deal maker. From…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 3rd, 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……

Skip Entry Level Positions By Putting These 10 Business Skills On Your Resume

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

No Need To Wait Years For That Management Position. Join Isaiah and Ramya Raman as they discuss 10 Business Skills to put on your resume. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah interviews PhDs who have successfully transitioned into management and business positions.Next, Isaiah and Ramya discuss why it is so important for PhDs to showcase their business skills when looking for an industry position.Finally, Ramya and Isaiah Share some business skills that PhDs should leverage in their job search. From This Week’s Show… Advice From Fellow PhDs Today we are talking about career transitions and how…

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, September 26th, 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……

Industry Transition Spotlight: Sarah Yunes, PhD, Medical Writer

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Industry Transition: An interview With Sarah Yunes, PhD, Medical Writer 1. What is your name, your full job title, and the name of the company you work for? I’m Sarah Yunes, and I am a Medical Writer for Argenx. 2. What is your favorite part about working in industry? It’s a very supportive work environment. My manager is supportive, helpful, and honest. The team I work with is friendly and we’re able to collaborate really well together. 3. What does a typical day at work look like for you? Many of my colleagues work in Belgium, so most of my…

The One Big Advantage PhDs Have That Make Them The Best Management Consultants

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Looking to sharpen your business acumen and/or transition into a management consulting career as a PhD? In this episode of the Cheeky Scientist podcast, Isaiah interviews James Wadsworth. He will give you the industry insight you need to transition into a management consulting career. Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, hear from PhDs who recently transitioned into management consulting careers Next, Isaiah and James will discuss what is a management consultant Finally, Isaiah and James share exclusive insights on interviewing for management conslutant roles.  From This Week’s Show… Why PhDs Should Choose Management Consulting Roles They generally ask you…