The Cheeky Scientist Association Gets PhDs Like You Hired In Industry

  • 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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Here Is A Sneak Peek At What CSA Members Get Access To...

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Success Stories

Vidhi Thakkar, PhD

Vidhi Thakkar, PhD

Medical Writer
Smith & Nephew

I had joined CSA during my PhD and I have to thank Isaiah Luke Hankel for creating this lovely group.

Shen Lin, PhD

Shen Lin, PhD

Principal Scientist
Spirovant Sciences, Inc.

I joined the CSA to connect with more like-minded scientists and to prepare for future roles in industry. The most useful part of the CSA has been learning about how to network effectively and using networks to my advantage to get the next job.

Evgeny Smirnov, PhD

Evgeny Smirnov, PhD

Material Scientist
Mighty Buildings

People in CSA are open-minded. They are very supportive. You can write whatever question you want, and they will give you 10 replies. This group really helps you to solve very complicated questions. They face it and share their knowledge of it.

Yamina Berchiche, PhD

Yamina Berchiche, PhD

Sr. Scientist
Generate Biomedicines, Inc.

I didn't know what my value was. Once I found CSA existed, I finally realized that my training was valuable. I was able to use the Cheeky career map to get a job... Everyone in CSA is there to learn - they're very supportive.

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.

Lana Itskovich, PhD

Lana Itskovich, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator
Pain Management Center

I had been told my position was out of funding. It was at that time I saw a CSA post on Facebook describing industry transitions. I realized that if other PhDs could do it, I could do it too.

Hank Cheng, PhD

Hank Cheng, PhD

Therinibio
Scientist II

I was alarmed to realize how many people were stuck in postdocs. CSA's call to action encouraged me to be accountable and take responsibility.

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.

Supraja Narasimhan, PhD

Supraja Narasimhan, PhD

Clinical Research Scientist
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.

Thanks to all the Cheekies who have supported the CSA private group and given so much to this community. Thank you!! There is still so much more to learn, and I hope to get back in the group and contribute.

Damon Ng, PhD

Damon Ng, PhD

Senior Scientist, In Vivo
PsychoGenics

I wondered why my applications were going into a black hole. I'd never hear back, and a computer-generated email is the most I'd get from employers. When I discovered CSA, I attended some of the webinars, and it made sense to me. I finally learned why I'd never heard back from employers all that time.

Galen Miller, PhD

Galen Miller, PhD

Senior Scientist
Horizon Discovery

The biggest part was letting go of my publications and presentations. CSA taught me I could turn them into numbers for industry to understand, and that was powerful.

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 thousands 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.

Here’s The Detailed Training You’ll Receive From The Cheeky Scientist Association...

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 (2nd 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 get access to our 40 industry position guide, which provides insider information on the top 40 non-academic positions for 2017, as well as how to determine which positions are right 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 500 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 7,000 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 start giving you job referrals right away.
  • 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.
  • When you become an Associate, you get immediate access to our private, thriving community of 7,000 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 start giving you job referrals right away.
  • 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.

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Cheeky Scientist Association

Join The Waitlist

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

 

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 7,000 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

Vidhi Thakkar, PhD

Vidhi Thakkar, PhD

Medical Writer
Smith & Nephew

I had joined CSA during my PhD and I have to thank Isaiah Luke Hankel for creating this lovely group.

Shen Lin, PhD

Shen Lin, PhD

Principal Scientist
Spirovant Sciences, Inc.

I joined the CSA to connect with more like-minded scientists and to prepare for future roles in industry. The most useful part of the CSA has been learning about how to network effectively and using networks to my advantage to get the next job.

Evgeny Smirnov, PhD

Evgeny Smirnov, PhD

Material Scientist
Mighty Buildings

People in CSA are open-minded. They are very supportive. You can write whatever question you want, and they will give you 10 replies. This group really helps you to solve very complicated questions. They face it and share their knowledge of it.

Yamina Berchiche, PhD

Yamina Berchiche, PhD

Sr. Scientist
Generate Biomedicines, Inc.

I didn't know what my value was. Once I found CSA existed, I finally realized that my training was valuable. I was able to use the Cheeky career map to get a job... Everyone in CSA is there to learn - they're very supportive.

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.

Lana Itskovich, PhD

Lana Itskovich, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator
Pain Management Center

I had been told my position was out of funding. It was at that time I saw a CSA post on Facebook describing industry transitions. I realized that if other PhDs could do it, I could do it too.

Hank Cheng, PhD

Hank Cheng, PhD

Therinibio
Scientist II

I was alarmed to realize how many people were stuck in postdocs. CSA's call to action encouraged me to be accountable and take responsibility.

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.

Supraja Narasimhan, PhD

Supraja Narasimhan, PhD

Clinical Research Scientist
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.

Thanks to all the Cheekies who have supported the CSA private group and given so much to this community. Thank you!! There is still so much more to learn, and I hope to get back in the group and contribute.

Damon Ng, PhD

Damon Ng, PhD

Senior Scientist, In Vivo
PsychoGenics

I wondered why my applications were going into a black hole. I'd never hear back, and a computer-generated email is the most I'd get from employers. When I discovered CSA, I attended some of the webinars, and it made sense to me. I finally learned why I'd never heard back from employers all that time.

Galen Miller, PhD

Galen Miller, PhD

Senior Scientist
Horizon Discovery

The biggest part was letting go of my publications and presentations. CSA taught me I could turn them into numbers for industry to understand, and that was powerful.

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Cheeky Scientist Association

Join The Waitlist

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

 
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)

Enter Your Info Below To Get On The Waitlist for Cheeky Scientist Association

Join The Waitlist

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