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PhD Careers Podcasts

Onboarding Into Industry As A PhD

We are joined by Donald Asher, PhD, internationally recognized author and speaker on careers and higher education. Donald is known as “America’s Job Search Guru,” and he has authored 12 books published in multiple languages around the world. Donald will share his formula for successful salary negotiation strategies for your industry job.

Then we have special guest Michael Watkins, PhD, founder of Genesis Advisers and author of The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter. Michael will share his best onboarding tips for PhD industry jobs which he has gleaned from over 15 years of coaching CEOs to master career transitions at the highest levels.

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Unknown LinkedIn Features for PhDs

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show, author and digital expert Donna Serdula will talk about how her organization works to help professionals stand out on LinkedIn and ultimately land their dream job.

We are also joined by Kristeena Wright, PhD, who will talk about her career transition as an application scientist for Advanced Instruments and what she’s doing in her current role.

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How PhDs Can Find Their Why

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show, we are joined by Peter Docker, co-author of Find Your Why with Simon Sinek. Peter will be sharing both why and how successful PhDs connect with a sense of purpose for career satisfaction and success. Also joining the show was Mariano Cardenas to talk about his role as an Application Scientist.

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The Science (and Humor) Behind A Good PhD Job Search

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show we are joined by Jeff Kreisler. He’s editor-in-chief of PeopleScience, bestselling author, behavioral science advocate – and an overall funny guy. We are also joined by Addis Fuhr, PhD and Senior Modeling & Simulation Engineer/Analyst at MITRE. Addis will join us to talk about his career transition from an R&D Scientist into his current role.

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Must-Know Industry Etiquette For PhDs

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show we are joined by Jacqueline Whitmore – international etiquette expert to share her top etiquette tips for success in your industry transition. We are also joined by Anand Devasthanam, PhD, Medical Writer at Parexel. Anand will join us to talk about his career transition into his current position as a medical writer and give advice to others interested in this field.

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The Biggest Career Missteps PhDs Make

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show we are joined by James Gould, PhD. James is the Director at the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard Medical School and a sought-after presenter, speaker, and career consultant who is passionate about early career development for scientists.
James will talk about his experience with thousands of postdocs in their early careers and the biggest pitfalls he has seen – so you can avoid them.
We are also joined by Sarah Rodrigues, PhD, Customer Consultant in Europe for Elsevier. Sarah will join us to talk about her career transition taking her PhD in Hematology and Oncology and adding business development and consulting skills to attain her current position.

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How Isolated PhDs Get Hired

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show we are joined by Dan Schawbel bestselling author of Back to Human and Me 2.0, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. Dan will talk about how technology can be a crutch and increases the risk of isolation, and the interpersonal skills needed in corporate culture today. We are also joined by Michael Morabito, PhD, Senior Analyst – VP Biotech Equity Research at Credit Suisse, who will discuss his transition into a senior analyst role in biotech and how other PhDs can pursue this career.

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How Crazy Ideas Get PhDs Hired

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show we are joined by Safi Bahcall, physicist, biotech entrepreneur, and author of the national bestseller Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. We are also joined by Heather Brown-Harding, PhD, Assistant Director of Wake Forest Microscopy, who will discuss her transition into a microscopy career and how other PhDs can pursue this career.

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Be Likeable, Not Weird, To Get Hired In Industry

This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show we are joined by Vanessa Van Edwards, Lead Behavioral Investigator at Science of People and Author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People. As a behavioral scientist and researcher, Vanessa will share science-driven tactics for how to improve your likeability quotient and decode human behavior in interview and networking scenarios to feel more in control, more authentic, and less awkward. We are also joined by Gabriel Villar, PhD, R&D Scientist at Becton Dickinson, who will discuss his R&D Scientist transition (and his second upcoming transition) and how other PhDs can pursue this career.

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Salary Negotiation Tips From Top FBI Negotiator (For PhDs)

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Voss, top FBI negotiator, CEO and Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Using his many years of experience in high-stakes negotiations, Chris will share proven negotiation strategies that you can apply in your job search.  We are also joined by Mansi Khanna, PhD, Regulatory Writer at Synchrogenix, who will discuss the regulatory writer career track and how other PhDs can pursue this career.

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