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

Cheeky Scientist Association

Get Hired Into The Industry Job Of Your Choice

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.

Regulatory Affairs Council

Regulatory Affairs Council

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. 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Data Scientist Syndicate

Data Scientist Syndicate

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.

Project Management Consortium

Project Management Consortium

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.

Management Consulting Firm

Management Consulting Firm

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

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.

Executive Key

Executive Key

Get Access To ALL Cheeky Scientist Programs

Executive Key Members Get Lifetime Access To All Current Cheeky Scientist Advanced Programs.

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.

Accountability Key

Accountability Key

Get Personalized Guidance With A Consultant To Ensure Your Transition

Accelerate your transition by getting increased access to Isaiah and other industry consultants who will hold you accountable and keep you motivated throughout your job search.

The Accountability Key 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.

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.