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Success Stories - Cheeky Scientist Association
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.
Medical Writer - Smith & Nephew
I had joined CSA during my PhD and I have to thank Isaiah Luke Hankel for creating this lovely group.
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.
Field Application Scientist - Nanion Technologies
I got a position as an application scientist in one of the leading Electrophysiology automated devices company in NJ. It materialized purely due to networking (apart from being qualified, which many are!). It wouldn’t have been possible without CSA.
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.
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.
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.
Medical writer - Medpace
In the Association, I met and talked with numerous awesome people both in-person and over the phone. I realized just how fun, rewarding, and helpful this can truly be. I cannot thank all of the people I talked with enough for your help and support!!
Laboratory Manager - LSAI Labs, LLC
Through Cheeky Scientist, I came to know my worth as a PhD. I was working at an environmental remediation firm, which was no way related to my PhD. work. But as soon as I joined the group, the transition plan helped me realize where I want to be.
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].
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.
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.
Research Scientist - Bristol-Myers Squibb
I had a resume, but there are certain strategies that get you ahead of the crowd – strategies I hadn’t been using. In CSA, I learned to think from the perspective of industry. The CSA private group was a very perceptive community, and you had a lot of insightful answers from other PhDs when you asked a question.
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.
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.
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.
Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D. - Altran
I didn’t know what was out there for PhDs… I was kind of lost. I was really struggling to find my direction. The Association provides tons of videos, slides, and you actually get a strategy for how to approach the job market. I learned how to assemble everything – that’s when I saw potential.
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.
Technical Applications Scientist - 10X Genomics
My mindset before joining the Association was very negative… The biggest thing CSA gave me was a boost in confidence–a boost in hope.
Computer Tomography Imaging Expert - medPhoton GmbH
I had no idea how to transition into industry… It was helpful to see how similar [the Associates’] problems were. I wanted to give CSA a try, and I’m glad I did.