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  • 60% of all PhDs end up unemployed at some point in their career (Nature)
  • The average postdoc length is 6-10 years across multiple postdocs (Royal Society)
  • 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
  • Join the Association wait list below and learn how to get hired in industry today.

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Success Stories

Patricia Silva, PhD

Patricia Silva, PhD

Senior Consultant
Monmouth Partners Ltd.

A year before completing my PhD, I got a head start on my industry transition process and joined Cheeky Scientist.  I'm a senior consultant in healthcare analytics at Monmouth Partners, Ltd. I had the education and talent, but CS made it all possible by showing me how to apply it to industry.

Perrine Friedel, PhD

Perrine Friedel, PhD

Scientific Support Specialist
Polyplus-Transfection S.A.

I recommend Cheeky Scientist to all PhDs because Cheeky Scientist's programs helped me develop my job search strategy and learn the transferable skills I needed to get hired. Now, I'm in a top position as a Scientific Support Specialist, working with a great industry team.

Ralph Hazlewood, PhD

Ralph Hazlewood, PhD

Associate Manager
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CSA taught me that in industry, it's all about moving a project forward. It's about showing employers you can succeed. You really have to change your mindset in a job search. Don't take for granted all the experience you have!

Sarah Rodrigues, PhD

Sarah Rodrigues, PhD

Customer Consultant / Research Solutions
Elsevier

When I joined Cheeky, I started to think about where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. I was able to work backwards and form a strategy - I wasn't a victim anymore. Your PI is not responsible for your success... You are.

Klodjan Stafa, PhD

Klodjan Stafa, PhD

Research Scientist
Estée Lauder

I'm very, very happy with my overall experience with the Cheeky Scientist Association. For me, joining the Association was the perfect timing when I was trying to get into industry. It was the perfect place at the perfect time to start learning how to effectively transition into the private sector.

Julia Isacescu, PhD

Julia Isacescu, PhD

Medical Writer
Own Company

There were a lot of layers I need it to really work through, the structure of the program addresses those things. You're really not alone, there was a lot of support in the network. There was a ridiculously amount of content that's just so rich, it's been an enriching experienced honestly. I learned a lot and I know I still have a lot to learn but I'm doing well.

Danka Kozareva, PhD

Danka Kozareva, PhD

Technician/Scientist
Transpharmation Ireland

I started following Cheeky Scientist on Facebook and was receiving a lot of really useful information like the CV Guide, the Transferable Skills Guide. One of the people on the team was very responsive to my emails, very interested in my personal situation, and she then sent me the Industry Guide, which was extremely helpful. I had no idea what positions were out there or where to start.

Georg Bischof, PhD

Georg Bischof, PhD

MSL
ConsignMed for Averitas

The MSLA has been fundamental for my success. I say that because it really, really works. It's a 24/7 program. Every time I have a problem I write a private message and I get a prompt, very good response. It's not something generic, but a very hands-on approach. What people oftentimes don't see is how much support we give each other in down times. I had all these cheerleaders in the MSLA that really helped me get through those darker times.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, PhD

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

I joined Cheeky Scientist because I was struggling to find fulfillment in academia. I knew she needed to improve my networking skills to transition into industry, but had no idea where to start. CSA, showed me the way. I'm now a medical science liaison.

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
Amgen

Thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I went from being unemployed to one of the highest paying positions in industry. Before Cheeky Scientist, I did two post-docs and ended up unemployed. I received many rejections throughout my industry job search. Now, I'm a Senior Medical Science Liaison manager at Amgen. Thank you Cheeky Scientist for helping me escape the scarcity mentality of academia, learn the power of networking, and leverage my PhD to get my dream job for me and my family.

Dignesh Shah, PhD

Dignesh Shah, PhD

Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Perspectum Ltd.

Maximize the benefits of CSA's resources, build and trust your strategy/road map for a transition, continue to learn from rejections, and always be ready for the interview!

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Recruitment Officer
Emeritus Research

I knew that I needed to have aa well-developed strategy in order to be successful. When I joined the Association, I was very far off from a real job search. But having access to CSA's network was huge.

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
Celegene

I got an offer about two weeks ago and I’m transitioning to a Medical Science Liaison role. It was a good break for me, but I couldn't have done it without Cheeky Science Association and all the guidance and the blueprint they provided for me.

About The Association

The Cheeky Scientist Association is the world’s largest PhD-only industry job search training platform and best PhD-only industry job referral network. When you become an Associate, you get access to our proven job search blueprint, which includes 200+ hours of training, interviews with industry PhDs working in the most popular careers for PhDs, lifetime access to a private job referral network of 8,000+ of 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.

When you join the Cheeky Scientist Association, you get immediate access to…

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.

  • As soon as you join the Association, you get immediate access to your own private password-protected membership dashboard, which includes the Cheeky Scientist Core Training Program.
  • This training program includes over 100X training courses presented by our team of successful PhDs, MBAs, and business professionals – all professionally organized into easily digestible modules.
  • The courses are recorded and archived for you to watch or re-watch whenever you want, at your own pace.

A personalized transition plan and transition map, so you can be 100% sure that you’re applying to the right job positions for your unique situation and your unique skills, even if you don’t know where to start in your job search and even if you don’t know what jobs are available.

  • All Associates get access to the award-winning Cheeky Scientist Industry Transition Plan (3rd Edition).
  • This plan takes you step-by-step through the process of figuring out exactly what career you want, what your career strengths are, and which job positions are a perfect fit for you.

Continued and cutting-edge advice from current industry professionals, so you can stop worrying about whether or not the information you’re learning about is up-to-date and correct, and so you can figure out which job positions are right for you even if you don’t know where to start.

  • All Associates get lifetime access to all new Cheeky Scientist training webinars. We host over 50 new training webinars each year with PhD professionals currently working in a wide array of industry positions, as well as with recruiters, hiring managers, resume experts, senior executives, and special guests who have leading-edge expertise in what it takes to get a non-academic job and be successful in industry.
  • You will also get access to our complete “Industry Positions Guide” and “Career Map” which detail the 43 most popular non-academic positions in industry and which roles may be the best suited for you.
  • You also get access to hundreds of private documents and elite industry transition tips that are updated daily so you can be sure you’re always on the cutting edge of your job search and your overall career.

Private, instant, real-time feedback from our 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.

  • This includes instant, real-time feedback on your industry resume, on generating job referrals, on interviewing, and on negotiating job offers.
  • By becoming an Associate, you will get lifetime access to our private Association community forum, which gives you direct contact with our Association management team and consultant team, as well as over 700 PhD industry professionals who are also in the private group.
  • You can ask questions, get support, and comment with the entire team of Cheeky Scientist experts in real-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other Cheeky Scientist Associates that want to talk, network, and share information are waiting on the inside for you, right now.

Lifetime access to our private job referral network, 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.

  • When you become an Associate, you get immediate access to our private, thriving community of 8,000 PhDs from 100+ different countries.
  • That’s right – you get immediate access to an existing network of PhDs who will support you in your job search and even serve as referrals.
  • You will also get access to our new, private Members Directory so you can search for other Associates by their name, PhD background, career interests, location, and LinkedIn profile details

Increased visibility on LinkedIn so you can finally start being contacted by top employers.

  • Once you join the Association and finish your training, you will receive a custom, globally recognized Cheeky Scientist “Industry Trained” LinkedIn badge to put on your LinkedIn profile so our company partners and recruiting firm partners can quickly and easily find you and contact you.
  • As an Associate, you also get access to our full list of company and recruiting firm affiliates, including top recruiters and hiring managers that you can contact directly about industry jobs.

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Personalized Career Guidance For PhDs Like You

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 8,000 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.
  • Continued and cutting-edge advice from current industry professionals, so you can stop worrying about whether or not the information you’re learning about is up-to-date and correct, and so you can figure out which job positions are right for you even if you don’t know where to start.
  • A personalized transition plan and transition map, so you can be 100% sure that you’re applying to the right job positions for your unique situation and your unique skills, even if you don’t know where to start in your job search and even if you don’t know what jobs are available.
  • Increased visibility on LinkedIn so you can finally start being contacted by top employers. Proven resume templates to get through Applicant Tracking System software. And much, much more.

Success Stories

Patricia Silva, PhD

Patricia Silva, PhD

Senior Consultant
Monmouth Partners Ltd.

A year before completing my PhD, I got a head start on my industry transition process and joined Cheeky Scientist.  I'm a senior consultant in healthcare analytics at Monmouth Partners, Ltd. I had the education and talent, but CS made it all possible by showing me how to apply it to industry.

Perrine Friedel, PhD

Perrine Friedel, PhD

Scientific Support Specialist
Polyplus-Transfection S.A.

I recommend Cheeky Scientist to all PhDs because Cheeky Scientist's programs helped me develop my job search strategy and learn the transferable skills I needed to get hired. Now, I'm in a top position as a Scientific Support Specialist, working with a great industry team.

Ralph Hazlewood, PhD

Ralph Hazlewood, PhD

Associate Manager
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CSA taught me that in industry, it's all about moving a project forward. It's about showing employers you can succeed. You really have to change your mindset in a job search. Don't take for granted all the experience you have!

Sarah Rodrigues, PhD

Sarah Rodrigues, PhD

Customer Consultant / Research Solutions
Elsevier

When I joined Cheeky, I started to think about where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. I was able to work backwards and form a strategy - I wasn't a victim anymore. Your PI is not responsible for your success... You are.

Klodjan Stafa, PhD

Klodjan Stafa, PhD

Research Scientist
Estée Lauder

I'm very, very happy with my overall experience with the Cheeky Scientist Association. For me, joining the Association was the perfect timing when I was trying to get into industry. It was the perfect place at the perfect time to start learning how to effectively transition into the private sector.

Julia Isacescu, PhD

Julia Isacescu, PhD

Medical Writer
Own Company

There were a lot of layers I need it to really work through, the structure of the program addresses those things. You're really not alone, there was a lot of support in the network. There was a ridiculously amount of content that's just so rich, it's been an enriching experienced honestly. I learned a lot and I know I still have a lot to learn but I'm doing well.

Danka Kozareva, PhD

Danka Kozareva, PhD

Technician/Scientist
Transpharmation Ireland

I started following Cheeky Scientist on Facebook and was receiving a lot of really useful information like the CV Guide, the Transferable Skills Guide. One of the people on the team was very responsive to my emails, very interested in my personal situation, and she then sent me the Industry Guide, which was extremely helpful. I had no idea what positions were out there or where to start.

Georg Bischof, PhD

Georg Bischof, PhD

MSL
ConsignMed for Averitas

The MSLA has been fundamental for my success. I say that because it really, really works. It's a 24/7 program. Every time I have a problem I write a private message and I get a prompt, very good response. It's not something generic, but a very hands-on approach. What people oftentimes don't see is how much support we give each other in down times. I had all these cheerleaders in the MSLA that really helped me get through those darker times.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, PhD

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

I joined Cheeky Scientist because I was struggling to find fulfillment in academia. I knew she needed to improve my networking skills to transition into industry, but had no idea where to start. CSA, showed me the way. I'm now a medical science liaison.

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
Amgen

Thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I went from being unemployed to one of the highest paying positions in industry. Before Cheeky Scientist, I did two post-docs and ended up unemployed. I received many rejections throughout my industry job search. Now, I'm a Senior Medical Science Liaison manager at Amgen. Thank you Cheeky Scientist for helping me escape the scarcity mentality of academia, learn the power of networking, and leverage my PhD to get my dream job for me and my family.

Dignesh Shah, PhD

Dignesh Shah, PhD

Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Perspectum Ltd.

Maximize the benefits of CSA's resources, build and trust your strategy/road map for a transition, continue to learn from rejections, and always be ready for the interview!

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Recruitment Officer
Emeritus Research

I knew that I needed to have aa well-developed strategy in order to be successful. When I joined the Association, I was very far off from a real job search. But having access to CSA's network was huge.

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Yuri Klyachkin, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
Celegene

I got an offer about two weeks ago and I’m transitioning to a Medical Science Liaison role. It was a good break for me, but I couldn't have done it without Cheeky Science Association and all the guidance and the blueprint they provided for me.

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80% of life science PhDs will become unemployed (NSF)
60% of ALL PhDs will become unemployed (NSF)
1 of 1,100 PhDs will ever be a full-time professor (Science)
9,000 postdocs in Boston alone are waiting for professorships (New Market)
99% gap between PhDs granted and full-time professorships created (NSF)
15 years average opportunity cost for doing an academic postdoc (Nature Biotechnology)

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