Career Training Programs For PhDs

Career Training Programs For PhDs
  • 60% of all PhDs end up unemployed at some point in their career (Nature)
  • PhDs who do postdocs make less money and achieve less overall in their careers compared to PhDs who do not do postdocs (Nature Biotechnology)
  • Full-time professorships are at an all-time low because they are being replaced by low-paying adjunct professorships (Science)
  • The academic system is broken. PhDs are not valuable in academia but they are very valuable in industry. Our career training programs will show you how to get hired into your first or next industry career.

Career Training Programs

Cheeky Scientist Association Diamond

Cheeky Scientist Association Diamond

Get Personalized Guidance With A Consultant To Ensure Your Transition

Accelerate your transition by getting increased access to Isaiah Hankel, PhD, Vinojini Nair, Ph.D and other industry consultants who will hold you accountable and keep you motivated throughout your job search.

The Cheeky Scientist Association Diamond provides Cheeky Scientist’s highest level of one-on-one support for Associates who are facing special challenges in their job search and would benefit from personalized guidance.

LinkedIn Mastery Ring

LinkedIn Mastery Ring

Leverage The Power Of LinkedIn To Connect With Your Next PhD Career Opportunity

The LinkedIn Mastery Ring, or LMR, will show you how to develop your online presence through the world’s most popular professional social media platform where you will build the connections that will transform your career. The LMR board members are PhDs who have successfully leveraged the power of LinkedIn to transition into industry. They will show you the ins and outs of how to build a profile that will catch the attention of recruiters and employers, and how to implement the features of LinkedIn to your advantage—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs who have mastered professional social media platforms to accelerate their industry transition.

Data Scientist Syndicate

Data Scientist Syndicate

Enjoy A Lucrative Salary And High Job Satisfaction While Extracting Insights From Data To Help Executives Make The Right Choices For Their Business

The Data Scientist Syndicate, or DSS, will ensure you get into a high paying Data Scientist career where you will leverage your technical and communication skills to help companies improve their business model by making data-driven decisions. The DSS program leaders and board members are Data Scientists currently working in industry who will train you on the process of understanding the Data Science field, communicating your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and getting into the right Data Scientist career for you, no matter your background or target industry. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed specifically by PhDs currently working in top Data Scientist roles.

Research & Development Society

Research & Development Society

Do High-Quality, Meaningful Research And Be Paid Well

As soon as you become an RDS member, you get access to the RDS training dashboard, which includes 60+ advanced training videos, 18 advanced training workbooks, and interviews with top R&D professionals. You also get instant, lifetime access to a private job referral network of R&D professionals and R&D hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these R&D professionals 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired into your target R&D position now.

Government Careers Union

Government Careers Union

Enjoy Personal Fulfillment And A Comfortable Salary As You Serve The Public With Your PhD

The Government Careers Union, or GCU, will ensure you get into a comfortable-paying Government career where you will leverage your communication and leadership skills to serve the general public. The GCU board members are PhDs currently working in the public sector, and they will teach you about government careers, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right Government career for you—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Government roles.

Interdisciplinary PhD Guild

Interdisciplinary PhD Guild

Get Hired Into A Rewarding Industry Position, No Matter Your PhD Niche Or Target Position

IPG guarantees you will get hired into industry, no matter your PhD research niche or target industry position. The Interdisciplinary PhD Guild can translate your field of study into an industry position that will provide professional and personal fulfillment. Your PhD has given you the academic training that’s critical for securing these jobs. But the Interdisciplinary PhD Guild can help you prove that fact to employers. We’ll give you information that’s uniquely relevant to Humanities, Social Science, or Arts PhDs – not life sciences, engineering, physical science, or any other field. The result is intensive, concentrated training that reveals how to integrate your academic background, your transferable skills, and your knowledge of the field into behaviors that will help you land your dream position.

Intellectual Property Pack

Intellectual Property Pack

Take Action To Become An IPP Member And Get Hired Into The Intellectual Property Position Of Your Choice!

The Intellectual Property Pack, or IPP, will ensure you get into a high-paying career in Intellectual Property (IP) where you will leverage your research, analysis, and communication skills to help stakeholders in different sectors protect and capitalize on their innovations. The IPP program leader and board members are PhDs currently working in the IP industry, and they will teach you about the IP field, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right IP career for you—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top IP roles.

Business Development Federation

Business Development Federation

Take Action To Become A BDF Member And Get Hired As A Business Developer!

The Business Development Federation, or BDF, will ensure you get into a high-paying Business Development career where you will leverage your research, analysis, and communication skills to help companies create long term plans to ensure growth and increase in revenue. The BDF program leader and board members are Business Developers currently working in industry, and they will teach you about the Business Development field, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right Business Development career for you—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Business Development roles.

Engineering PhD Circle

Engineering PhD Circle

The premier job search training platform designed specifically for Engineering PhDs

EPC guarantees you will get hired into industry, no matter your PhD research niche or target industry position. The Engineering PhD Circle can translate your field of study into an industry position that will provide professional and personal fulfillment. Your PhD has given you the academic training that’s critical for securing these jobs. But the Engineering PhD Circle can help you prove that fact to employers. We’ll give you information that’s uniquely relevant to Engineering PhDs – not life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, or any other field. The result is intensive, concentrated training that reveals how to integrate your academic background, your transferable skills, and your knowledge of the field into behaviors that will help you land your dream position.

Regulatory Affairs Council

Regulatory Affairs Council

Leverage Your Organizational Skills To Improve The Lives Of The General Public

The Regulatory Affairs Council, or RAC, will ensure you get into a high-paying Regulatory Affairs career where you will leverage your organizational and communication skills to ensure that safe and effective therapies become available to the general public. The RAC program leader and board members are PhDs currently working in regulatory affairs in industry, and they will teach you about the regulatory affairs field, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right Regulatory Affairs career for you—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Regulatory Affairs roles.

Medical Science Liaison Alliance

Medical Science Liaison Alliance

Get Trained & Certified As An MSL, The #1 Highest Paying Job For PhDs

The Medical Science Liaison Alliance will give you access to the MSL network and MSL-specific information you need to get hired into a top MSL position. The MSLA is run by Senior MSLs in industry and MSL hiring managers. When you become an MSLA member, you get access to you our complete protocol for becoming an MSL industry. This protocol is proven to get any PhD, regardless of their training background, into an MSL position. Clinical experience is not required. signaling pathway experience is not needed. This program has helped life scientists, physical scientists, engineers, social scientists and even humanities PhDs get into MSL positions. The program includes 50+ training videos, 10 advanced training workbooks, and interviews with top MSLs at Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Takeda, and more. You also get lifetime access to a private job referral network of MSLs and MSL hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these MSLs 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as an MSL now.

ScientistMBA

ScientistMBA

Combine Your PhD With MBA-Level Training To Get Hired Into Management

Through 8X advanced MBA-level training modules, 41X training videos with instructors from top 10 MBA programs, and graded exams to test your knowledge, you will learn the core MBA concepts you need to get hired into a management position. Once you join, you will be given immediate access to an elite network of 1,000+ MBAs and PhDs in management roles in industry who will answer all of your questions and train you on core MBA topics, including: Economics, Sales & Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Operations Management, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Ethics, Culture, Industry Hierarchy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and much more. You will get to join members-only live webinars with industry executives and be taken through weekly business case studies by our private group training team led by a former management consultant from Bain.

Clinical Research Coalition

Clinical Research Coalition

Transition Into A Fulfilling Position As A Clinical Research Professional

The Clinical Research Coalition, or CRC, will ensure you get into a high paying Clinical Research career where you will leverage your attention to detail to ensure the safety and credibility of clinical trials, thus helping advance the skyline of healthcare. The CRC program leader and board members are Clinical Research Professionals currently working in industry who will train you in the field of Clinical Research. They will also teach you how to communicate your relevant experience throughout every step of the hiring process and get into the right Clinical Research career for you, no matter your background or what branch of Clinical Research you want to get into. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed by PhDs currently working in top Clinical Research roles.

Medical Writing Organization

Medical Writing Organization

Leverage Your Technical Skills & Express Yourself Creatively As A Respected Medical Writer

As soon as you become an MWO member, you get access to the MWO training dashboard, which includes 6 training modules with 60+ training videos, 12 advanced training workbooks, an exclusive collection of writing tests and editing tests, and interviews with top Medical Writers and Editors in industry. You also get lifetime access to a private job referral network of Medical Writers and Medical Writing hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these Medical Writers 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as a Medical Writer now.

PhDCEO

PhDCEO

Use Your PhD To Start And Grow A Successful Business

PhDCEO will train you to be a successful entrepreneur. This is something that PhDs are well equipped to do but often fail at for a few simple reasons – they don’t understand how to get customers, build a team, sell a product, or pitch investors (Cambridge Enterprise Annual Review). Cambridge Enterprise is a well-known organization that functions as an incubator for academics, providing funds to help PhDs take their business ideas to the next level. But, even though this organization provides millions in funding for PhDS who want to become entrepreneurs, the majority of these PhDs fail. Why? Because instead of communicating with investors and stakeholders, and instead of participating in meetings, these PhDs stay in the classroom, library and/or lab. They have an academic mindset—not the mindset of an entrepreneur and founder. PhDCEO will make sure you avoid this and hundreds of other pitfalls.

User Experience Squad

User Experience Squad

Enjoy A Lucrative Salary And High Personal Fulfillment As You Optimize Company Products For End-Users

The User Experience Squad, or UXS, will ensure you get into a high paying UX Researcher career where you will leverage your technical and communication skills to help companies improve their products and fullfil the expectations of end users. The UXS program leaders and board members are UX Researchers currently working in industry who will train you on the process of understanding the UX field, communicating your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and getting into the right UX Researcher career for you, no matter your background or target industry. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed by PhDs currently working in top UX researcher roles.

Management Consulting Firm

Management Consulting Firm

Leverage Your Analytical Skills To Solve Exciting Business Problems

The Management Consulting Firm, or MCF, will ensure you get into a high-paying Management Consulting career where you will leverage your knowledge of the scientific method and your communication skills to advise companies on how to solve their most complicated problems. The MCF program leader and board members are Management Consultants currently working in industry, and they will teach you about the practice Management Consulting field, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right Management Consulting career for you—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Management Consulting roles.

PhD Negotiation League

PhD Negotiation League

Increase Your Deal-Making Skills And Become A Professional Negotiator In All Situations

The PhD Negotiation League, or PNL, will ensure that you learn how to recognize a negotiation situation. It will teach you how to react to negotiations for maximum success. The PNL program leaders and board members are industry professionals who understand the power of professional negotiation—be it for salary, a promotion, or any other setting—and they will teach you how to increase your deal-making skills so that you know how to behave during a negotiation, no matter your background or target industry. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top industry roles.

International PhD Community

International PhD Community

Don’t Let Your Immigration Status Stop You From Getting Hired In The U.S.

IPC is the only program specifically for international PhDs and designed specifically by (1) top U.S. immigration lawyers and (2) international PhDs currently working in industry. As soon as you become an IPC member, you get access to the IPC training dashboard, which includes 20+ training videos, 12 advanced training workbooks, interviews with top Medical international PhDs currently working in industry, and an exclusive collection of resumes from international PhDs currently working in industry. You also get lifetime access to a private job referral network of immigration lawyers, legal consultants and international PhDs working in industry. You will get instant feedback from these professional 24/7 on any visa and job search-related question so you can get hired in the U.S. now.

Application Scientist Assembly

Application Scientist Assembly

Transition Into A Fulfilling Position As An Application Scientist

The Application Scientist Assembly, or ASA, will ensure you get into a high paying Application Scientist career where you will leverage your communication skills to liaise between biotech companies and their customers, thus helping advance a variety of research projects. The ASA program leader and board members are Application Scientists currently working in industry who will train you on the field of Application Science, how to communicate your relevant experience every step of the hiring process, and how to identify the right Application Scientist career for you, no matter your background or what product(s) you want to represent. This is the only program made specifically for PhDs and designed by PhDs currently working in top Application Scientist roles.

Product Management Group

Product Management Group

Use Your PhD To Lead Product Development Across Company Departments

In the Product Management Group, we provide extensive training and personalized support. And our materials are specifically designed to help you showcase both your natural talents and your PhD expertise so you attract the attention of top companies.

Project Management Consortium

Project Management Consortium

Use Your PhD To Get Certified As An Industry Project Manager

The Project Management Consortium, or PMC, will ensure you get into a high paying Project Management career where you will leverage your leadership skills to turn meaningful ideas into transformative products and services. The PMC program leaders and board members are Project Managers currently working in industry who will train you in the process of understanding the Project Management field, communicating your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and getting into the right Project Management career for you, no matter your background or target industry. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed specifically by PhDs currently working in top Project Management roles.

Technical Training Programs

Technical Programs
Expert Microscopy

Expert Microscopy

Get access to expert training in microscopy, including daily mentorship by microscopy experts across disciplines.

Expert Cytometry

Expert Cytometry

Get access to expert training in flow cytometry, including real-time guidance by top flow cytometry scientists.

Expert Sequencing

Expert Sequencing

Get access to expert training in next generation sequencing (NGS) by top NGS experts.