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Introducing The Regulatory Affairs Council By Cheeky Scientist

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.

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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.

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.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

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.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

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.

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.

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Product Manufacturing Engineer
Honeywell

My situation was a little bit different in the sense that I was already in industry but I wanted to transition into a different industrial sector. The main challenge I had was marketing myself in terms of transferable skills to the new industry that I was targeting. That was a huge challenge for me. I had interviews, went for on-site visits, and most of the interviews I felt like I did quite well and was hoping for a job offer, but it never materialized. I started asking myself, what was it I wasn't doing right. That's when I joined the Association. The Association provided a lot of valuable resources, from webinars to resume resources, information on negotiating salary, and the private group.

About The Regulatory Affairs Council

As soon as you become a RAC member, you get access to the RAC training dashboard, which includes 4 training modules with 40+ training videos, 8 advanced training workbooks, transcripts, and slide decks. You also get access to monthly members-only webinars about relevant topics Regulatory Affairs. Finally, you get lifetime access to a private job referral network of Regulatory Affairs Professionals, and guaranteed feedback from these Regulatory Affairs Specialists on any job search-related question so you can get hired in a Regulatory Affairs Position now.

Here’s the Targeted Training You’ll Receive From The Regulatory Affairs Council...

Module #1

Regulatory Affairs Foundations

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

  • What regulatory affairs is and what the role of a regulatory affairs specialist encompasses. You’ll get insights on the importance of the regulatory affairs field, the responsibilities of the regulatory affairs department, and the difference between working in regulatory affairs for a private company and a regulatory agency.
  • The Process Of Getting A Drug Approved. This module shows in detail the steps of the drug development process and how regulatory affairs professionals influence each of these steps. The Module also discusses the role of regulatory affairs professionals once a drug hits the market and presents some of the most relevant regulatory bodies.
  • The branches of the regulatory affairs field. This module explores the different career branches that the regulatory affairs field offers and the most important skills for success in each of them.
  • Who Hires Regulatory Affairs Specialists. This module gives an overview of the different companies that hire regulatory affairs professionals and what are the differences and similarities between them.

Module #2

Lifestyle and Keys to Success in Regulatory Affairs

You want to know what being a regulatory affairs specialist looks like from day to day and the keys to success in this position. This module covers…

  • Earning potential and lifestyle. This module presents the salary expectations of regulatory affairs professionals working around the globe. It also explores the overall trends in the field and the lifestyle of regulatory affairs professionals working in the private and public sector.
  • What a day in the life of a regulatory affairs specialist looks like. This module explores the main activities that regulatory affairs specialists must perform on a day to day basis. It also discusses what is the best approach to perform each of those tasks efficiently.
  • The most relevant skills of a regulatory affairs specialist. This module presents the most sought-after skills for regulatory affairs specialists, explaining how you have acquired most of them during your PhD and how to leverage them during the hiring process.
  • Relevant terminology for regulatory affairs professionals. Half of the preparation for getting into regulatory affairs is knowing the acronyms and getting familiar with the terms. This module presents some of the most common terms used in the regulatory affairs field and their relevance in an industry setting.

Module #3

Reverse Engineer Your Ideal Regulatory Affairs Position

When it comes to securing a job offer as a regulatory affairs specialist, 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 to the regulatory affairs field. You’ll also gain critical insights into how to build a LinkedIn profile and resume that make you look like an experienced regulatory affairs specialist.
  • Associations For Regulatory Affairs Professionals. Being active in an association for regulatory affairs professionals can open doors for you and help you advance your career. This module presents some of the most relevant associations and what they offer to their members.
  • What the regulatory affairs 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 hiring process of regulatory agencies. Applying to regulatory affairs positions in the public sector is different than applying to the same positions in private companies. This module explains the differences between both types of hiring processes and gives insights into what you should know if you want to succeed in each of them.

Module #4

Career Progression For Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Now that you have secured a position as a regulatory affairs specialist, what next steps should you take to continue growing professionally and personally? This module covers…

  • What to do during the first 90 days on the job. This module explores how you should behave during the first few months to guarantee that you create meaningful relationships, are respected by your team, and yield long-term results.
  • What career progression looks like for regulatory affairs specialists – the most common vertical moves and how long it generally takes to climb the career ladder.
  • Career progression in governmental agencies. This module explores what career progression might look like for you if you decide to work for government agencies. It also discusses the possibility of moving from a private to a public setting and vice versa.
  • What your future may hold as a regulatory affairs specialist. Understand the different career paths you can take once you have regulatory affairs experience. This module will help you understand the potential horizontal moves you can make and how they relate to your regulatory affairs and PhD experience.

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The #1 Regulatory Affairs Training Program For PhDs Only

This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Regulatory Affairs roles. The RAC program leaders and board members have already made their transition, and they currently work in different companies and government agencies across the world. This program will ensure your transition into a high-paying and well-respected Regulatory Affairs position, even if you don’t have industry experience, previous clinical and law-related experience. Once you are hired as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, you will be able to influence which therapies, medical devices, and other products become available to the general public, improving the lives of those around you.

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.

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.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

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.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

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.

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.

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Product Manufacturing Engineer
Honeywell

My situation was a little bit different in the sense that I was already in industry but I wanted to transition into a different industrial sector. The main challenge I had was marketing myself in terms of transferable skills to the new industry that I was targeting. That was a huge challenge for me. I had interviews, went for on-site visits, and most of the interviews I felt like I did quite well and was hoping for a job offer, but it never materialized. I started asking myself, what was it I wasn't doing right. That's when I joined the Association. The Association provided a lot of valuable resources, from webinars to resume resources, information on negotiating salary, and the private group.

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$88,000 Salary For Entry-Level Regulatory Affairs Specialists (RAPS survey)
1 In 3 Companies Plan To Expand Their Regulatory Affairs Departments (RAPS survey)
$218,000 Salary For Management Positions In Regulatory Affairs (RAPS survey)
42% Increase In Regulatory Affairs Job Listings In Recent Years (Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation)
5% Projected Annual Growth Of The Regulatory Affairs Market (U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics)
More Regulations Will Increase The Demand For Regulatory Affairs Specialists (Northeastern University)

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