Dashboard Demonstration Banner

Leverage Your Technical And Transferable Skills To Advance Your Customers’ Projects

Introducing The Application Scientist Assembly By Cheeky 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 various research projects. The ASA program leader and board members are Application Scientists currently working in industry who will train you in the field of Application Science. They will also teach you how to communicate your relevant experience throughout every step of the hiring process and get into the right Application Scientist career for you, no matter your background or what product(s) you want to represent. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed by PhDs currently working in top Application Scientist roles.

Join Waitlist

When Application Scientist Assembly opens up to new members, you'll be the first to know. You will also be notified about promotions and free webinars for Application Scientist Assembly.

 

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Application Scientist Assembly

Join Waitlist

When Application Scientist Assembly opens up to new members, you'll be the first to know. You will also be notified about promotions and free webinars for Application Scientist Assembly.

 

Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Melting Technology Engineer
Corning

As many of you PhDs have experienced, there's really not much guidance as to how to structure your resume for industry. That was one challenge for sure, because after uploading my resume in its previous form I usually didn't get any kind of response. Knowing how to tailor a resume to a specific position was a big challenge, but...after taking care of that it becomes a lot easier.

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Medical Science Liaison at
Biotheranostics, Inc.

Here I am with an offer for an MSL position. Words can not describe the rewarding feeling you have when you finally land the job that you have always wanted. This has been quite a journey, with many challenges and rejections, but being persistent and focusing on my goal has led me here. Special thanks to my MSLA comrades [in CSA].

Aimee Vozenilek, PhD

Aimee Vozenilek, PhD

Scientist
Meso Scale Diagnostics

I've gone to so many great meetups where I've gotten great pieces of advice that I've been able to implement, they've introduced me to people who have been crucial in keeping me motivated and focused during my job search. It's really encouraging, when it's a difficult time in your career and you're not sure how to move forward, to have all these people cheering you on.

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Medical Writer, Clinical Affairs
Agilent

I learned, in networking, not to expect anything back right away, but to focus on adding value. I also learned how to initiate informational interviews with other Cheeky Scientist members and also outside of the group. I'm still learning from the group.

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Fermentation Scientist II
Lygos

As a postdoc and a person who has a family I can't just be careless with the money I spend, so I had to put a lot of thought into [joining the Association]. I was on the edge, but I thought "go for it". All I can say now is, it was worth it. The Cheeky Scientist Association private group is, I would say, invaluable. The modules are amazing, they're always growing.

Robert Hable, PhD

Robert Hable, PhD

PhD LDP
BASF

I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point - I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of academia. The Association provided a great road map to career success.

About The Application Scientist Assembly

As soon as you become an ASA member, you get access to the ASA training dashboard, which includes 4 training modules with 40+ training videos and 9 advanced training workbooks. You also get access to monthly members-only webinars about relevant topics for Application Scientists. Finally, you get lifetime access to a private job referral network of Application Scientists and Application Scientists hiring managers. You also get guaranteed instant feedback from these Application Scientists 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as an Application Scientist now.

Here’s The Targeted Training You’ll Receive From The Application Scientist Assembly...

Module #1

Application Scientist Foundations

You know you want to be an application scientist, but you aren’t completely sure of all the responsibilities and expectations that come with the role. This module covers…

  • What application science is and what the role of an application scientist encompasses. You’ll get insights on the importance of the application scientist field and the responsibilities of an application scientist.
  • The types of application scientists. There are two main types of application scientist roles: technical application scientist (TAS) and field application scientist (FAS). This module will cover the differences between the two and what you should consider when deciding what type of application scientist role is right for you.
  • The differences between application scientists and sales representatives. Application scientists can work in close proximity with sales representatives, but these roles are considerably different. You need to know what the differences are, and this module will help you achieve just that.
  • The role of application scientists during product development. Application scientists work with different departments of a company as well as customers. They also influence some of the steps of product development. This module will walk you through the different steps of product development and how application scientists influence each of them.

Module #2

A Day In The Life And Relevant Skills

You want to know what being an application scientist looks like and the keys to success in this position. This module covers…

  • What a day in the life of an application scientist looks like. This module explores the main activities that application scientists must perform on a day to day basis. It also discusses how to perform each of these tasks efficiently.
  • The differences between a day in the life of a TAS and FAS. The day to day of an application scientist varies a lot depending on whether they work on the field or at the company’s headquarters. This module compares and contrasts the daily tasks of a TAS and a FAS.
  • The types of skills that application scientists need. Applications scientists need a combination of technical, transferable, and business skills to succeed in their role. This module explains the differences between these three types of skills and why they are relevant to application scientist positions.
  • The most relevant skills for an application scientist. This module presents the most sought-after skills for application scientists, how you have acquired most of them during your PhD, and how to leverage your PhD experiences during the hiring process.

Module #3

Application Scientist Job Search Strategy

When it comes to securing a job offer as an application scientist, you can significantly improve your chances with the right techniques. This module covers….

  • Some key strategies to build a network that will help you transition into the application scientist field. Most application scientist positions are filled through referrals, so you need to have a strong network in place before applying for this position. This module will cover the basics of networking and how to set up informational interviews.
  • Critical insights into how to craft a LinkedIn profile and resume that make you look like an experienced application scientist and a strong job candidate to your network and potential employers.
  • What the application scientist hiring process looks like, from phone screen to on-site interview. You’ll also learn what critical questions you can expect during on-site interviews, as well as some questions you can ask to decide if the position is right for you.
  • The difference between an industry and an academic presentation. Most prospective application scientists are required to do a presentation during the hiring process. This module will show you how to craft a presentation that will wow industry hiring managers.

Module #4

Onboarding And Career Progression

What steps ccan you take to continue growing professionally and personally once you secure a position as an application scientist? This module covers…

  • The differences between small and big companies. The daily tasks, amount of training, and onboarding process for application scientists will vary depending on whether they work for a big or small company. This module will help you decide which company size is the right for you by walking you through what you should expect from each of them.
  • The onboarding process. A good onboarding process plays a significant role in employee retention and job satisfaction. This module presents the most relevant aspects of the onboarding process and what you can do to ensure your onboarding is successful.
  • How to progress in your application scientist career. The application scientist position offers many opportunities for career growth. This module examines which vertical moves are more common for application scientists and what climbing the vertical ladder looks like for this position.
  • What your future may hold as an application scientist. Understand the different career paths you can take once you gain experience as an application scientist. This module will help you understand the potential horizontal moves you can make and how they relate to your application scientist and PhD experience.

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Application Scientist Assembly

Join Waitlist

When Application Scientist Assembly opens up to new members, you'll be the first to know. You will also be notified about promotions and free webinars for Application Scientist Assembly.

 

The #1 Application Scientist Training Program For PhDs

This program will ensure you get into a high paying Application Scientists position that will allow you to represent innovative products and act as the face of respected biotech companies.

The ASA program leader and board members are Application Scientists currently working in industry who will train you in the field of Application Science. They will also teach you how to communicate your relevant experience throughout every step of the hiring process and get into the right Application Scientist career for you, no matter your background or what product(s) you want to represent. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed by PhDs currently working in top Application Scientist roles.

Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Melting Technology Engineer
Corning

As many of you PhDs have experienced, there's really not much guidance as to how to structure your resume for industry. That was one challenge for sure, because after uploading my resume in its previous form I usually didn't get any kind of response. Knowing how to tailor a resume to a specific position was a big challenge, but...after taking care of that it becomes a lot easier.

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Medical Science Liaison at
Biotheranostics, Inc.

Here I am with an offer for an MSL position. Words can not describe the rewarding feeling you have when you finally land the job that you have always wanted. This has been quite a journey, with many challenges and rejections, but being persistent and focusing on my goal has led me here. Special thanks to my MSLA comrades [in CSA].

Aimee Vozenilek, PhD

Aimee Vozenilek, PhD

Scientist
Meso Scale Diagnostics

I've gone to so many great meetups where I've gotten great pieces of advice that I've been able to implement, they've introduced me to people who have been crucial in keeping me motivated and focused during my job search. It's really encouraging, when it's a difficult time in your career and you're not sure how to move forward, to have all these people cheering you on.

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Medical Writer, Clinical Affairs
Agilent

I learned, in networking, not to expect anything back right away, but to focus on adding value. I also learned how to initiate informational interviews with other Cheeky Scientist members and also outside of the group. I'm still learning from the group.

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Fermentation Scientist II
Lygos

As a postdoc and a person who has a family I can't just be careless with the money I spend, so I had to put a lot of thought into [joining the Association]. I was on the edge, but I thought "go for it". All I can say now is, it was worth it. The Cheeky Scientist Association private group is, I would say, invaluable. The modules are amazing, they're always growing.

Robert Hable, PhD

Robert Hable, PhD

PhD LDP
BASF

I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point - I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of academia. The Association provided a great road map to career success.

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Application Scientist Assembly

Join Waitlist

When Application Scientist Assembly opens up to new members, you'll be the first to know. You will also be notified about promotions and free webinars for Application Scientist Assembly.

 
$90,000 median entry-level salary for an application scientist (LinkedIn)
$140 Billion global revenue of the biotech industry (Statista)
1,000+ application scientist job openings listed in the U.S. (SimplyHired.com)
50+ positions you can apply for after you gain experience as an application scientist
$100,000 median salary for a senior application scientist
2500+ companies in the U.S that hire application scientists

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Application Scientist Assembly

Join Waitlist

When Application Scientist Assembly opens up to new members, you'll be the first to know. You will also be notified about promotions and free webinars for Application Scientist Assembly.

 
Dashboard Demonstration Banner