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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.
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Career Training Programs

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The Worlds #1 Career Training Program For PhDs

The Cheeky Scientist Association

The Cheeky Scientist's Association contains everything you will need to pursue a fulfilling career in your field of choice. Including...

  • A private, highly organized and optimized PhD-level job search blueprint, so you can stop wasting time searching through thousands of outdated articles online and stop wondering if other people’s advice is incorrect, biased, or both.
  • Lifetime access to our private job referral network of over 10,000 PhDs, so you can stop spending countless hours trying to figure out how to network with people you’ve never met and don’t know anything about – this group will ensure that you never have to cold contact anyone for a job again.
  • Private, instant, real-time feedback from our FULL team of experts on any question you have related to your job search or to your unique situation, so you can be 100% confident in the decisions you’re making about your transition and your overall career...and much more!

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Get Hired Into The Industry Job Of Your Choice

The Cheeky Scientist Association

The Cheeky Scientist Association is the world’s largest PhD-only industry job search training platform and PhD-only industry job referral network. When you become an Associate, you get access to our proven job search blueprint, which includes 200+ training videos, interviews with industry PhDs working in the most popular 100+ careers for PhDs, lifetime access to a private job referral network of 8,000+ PhDs, and much more. You get instant feedback from our trainers 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can be 100% confident in your decisions about your job search and your overall career.

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

Medical Science Liaison Alliance

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. Signally 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.

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

ScientistMBA

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.

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

Medical Writing Organization

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.

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Do High-Quality, Meaningful Research And Be Paid Well

The R&D Society

As soon as you become an RDS member, you get access to the RDS training dashboard, which includes 20+ advanced training videos, 12 advanced training workbooks, and interviews with top R&D professionals at Genentech, Regeneron, Novartis, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intel, MedImmune and more. 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 a top R&D career now.

Use Your PhD To Start And Grow A Successful Business

PhDCEO

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.

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

International PhD Community

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.

Technical Training Programs

Expert Cytometry

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

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Expert Microscopy

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

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Expert Sequencing

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

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