October 6th, 7th & 8th

Cheeky Scientist Summit In Boston

Build Industry Credibility And Get The Non-Academic Job You Want

This Year's Summit Speakers So Far...

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.
Cheeky Scientist Founder
Expert Cytometry CEO
Former Marketing Manager & Product Manager
Judy Heyboer
Senior VP of HR at Genentech
Senior VP of HR at Siemens
Director of HR at Spectra-Physics
Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist at Estée Lauder Companies
Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.
Senior Project Manager & Clinical Trials Analyst
Laura Anderson
Cheeky Scientist CEO
Former Data Manager & Clinical Care Director
Catherine Sorbara, Ph.D.
Cheeky Scientist COO
Former Publishing Editor at Royal Society of Chemistry
Nikolett Biel, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Business Developer & Product Manager at AgileBio

Get Hire Into The Non-Academic Career Of Your Choice

Gain Cutting-Edge Insights Into New PhD-Level Job Positions And New PhD-Level Job Search Strategies

Do You Have An Elite Industry Mindset?

The Cheeky Scientist Summit was a key turning point in my transition. My attitude, vision and my approach to job hunting was turned on its head. I went from being discouraged and intimidated at the thought of transitioning from academia, to leaving full of confidence and with a clear strategy on how to succeed.

- Neelakantan Thiyyadi Vasudevan Senior Scientist at Thermalin, Inc.

Are You Uploading Industry Resumes And Not Getting A Response?

Are You Networking But Not Getting Any Industry Referrals Or Interviews?

If so, it’s likely because you are stuck following the incorrect industry transition workflow. In the past, PhDs were able to transition into non-academic careers by crafting elegant resumes and preparing answers to standard interview questions. This incorrect strategy no longer works.


Now, 80% of life science PhDs and 60% of all PhDs are unemployed at the time of getting their degrees (National Science Foundation). As a result, most of these PhDs take postdoctoral positions where they are paid poorly and receive few healthcare or retirement benefits.

The academic career path leads to a dead end. Now, only 0.5% of all PhDs will ever become tenured professors (Royal Society). A four-year study found that for every 100,000 PhDs granted, only 16,000 professorships open up (National Science Foundation). The majority of the remaining 84,000 PhDs ended up unemployed or trapped in low-paying postdoctoral positions.

The only way to avoid this fate is to learn the correct industry transition workflow. The Cheeky Scientist Summit will show you how to implement this correct strategy.


At The Cheeky Scientist Summit, You Will Gain Access To:

You Will Also Receive These Additional Resources:

I was able to spend 2-days networking with Cheeky Scientist Associates and Consultants in an informal setting. We formed strong relationships that I still cherish to this day. You will not find a friendlier atmosphere of people who are motivated to help one another succeed.

- Soumyaditya Ghosh PhD Student at Cleveland State University

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What People Are Saying

Kimberly Scata, Ph.D.Abha J. ChalpePrincipal Scientist at Enzene Biosciences Ltd

"While all the talks including the ones on immigration, alternative careers for PhDs, transferable skills, building a resume were very useful, my favorite talks were on adding value and negotiating salaries...Incidentally, at that time I was in talks with a company in India about a potential job offer. After returning to India, I strongly negotiated the job offer and landed the job of my dreams."

Todd Nolanltzamarie Chevere-TorresAssociate Director of Office of Postdoc Affairs

"Within 4 months following the Summit, I was internally referred to a position and accepted a job offer. Not only that, I was called only 2 hours after the job interview with an offer on the table. The hiring manager was so impressed with my interview skills that he immediately knew I was the right person for the job. That is all thanks to the preparation techniques and the motivation I received at the Summit.”

David Grawoig, Ph.D.Avik MukherjeePostdoc Research Fellow at UA Birmingham

"As PhDs, we tend to be trapped within our own academic bubble and have no idea about the types of positions that are available to us when we graduate, let alone how to succeed in getting them. The Cheeky Scientist Summit provided first-hand experience from industry professionals on everything from successfully applying to a job to what day-to-day life is like in different types of industry careers."

Daein Kim, Ph.D.José ContrerasSCD Outreach Coordinator at Green Mountain College

“Each consultant that spoke presented clear, actionable and relevant content. The content that was relevant to non-STEM PhDs like me as well. The consultants also shared their own personal transition stories into various industry roles from Editor to Project Management, which made the content more relatable and helped the audience to see how they can achieve their goals."

Bishnu Joshi, Ph.D.Sumant GroverGraduate Teaching Assistant at University of Dayton

"The information and soft skills acquired from CSA Summit were immensely valuable. The overall energy of the Summit was very vibrant and stimulating. I highly recommend CSA Summit to PhDs looking for careers in Industry."

XinQuan Ge, Ph.D.Kseniya GolovninaVisiting Fellow at National Institutes of Health

"Before the Summit, I felt uncomfortable with networking, especially with people I did not know. The summit taught me valuable lessons about stepping out of my comfort zone and being confident with myself and the value I possess. The advice they gave was specific and tangible. I walked away knowing exactly what to do in order to achieve success. It is a definitely a ‘must go’ career event!"

Cheeky Scientist Has Been Featured In:


"It was nice to have a focused, condensed, concentrated teaching and thinking about job searching as a scholar. Besides the very useful teaching sessions led by industry professionals, there are also break out sessions that let the participants ask more targeted questions no matter what part the job search process they are in."

-Lilian Josephson, Senior Scientist at L’Oreal

"I was able to network with fellow Cheeky Scientists that directly led to a job interview and landing my current role as Senior Scientist...The Summit was brilliantly organized, filled with informative sessions, panel discussions and workshops. I learned a lot during those two days and I would highly recommend the Summit to Cheeky’s especially in the Boston area and around, DO NOT miss the Summit if possible, it’s a great learning experience."

-Richa Jaiswal, Senior Scientist at LakePharma Inc.