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The Management Consulting Firm, or MCF, will ensure you get into a high-paying Management Consulting career where you will leverage your knowledge of the scientific method and your communication skills to advise companies on how to solve their most complicated problems. The MCF program leader and board members are Management Consultants currently working in industry, and they will teach you about the practice Management Consulting field, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right Management Consulting career for youno matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Management Consulting roles.

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Success Stories

Senior Representative

Alex Portillo, Ph.D.

Bruker Nano Surfaces

“I became a member of Cheeky Scientist after struggling for over 3 years to find a full-time teaching position in academia. After a ton of frustration, Cheeky gave me the…

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Evidence Evaluation Specialist

Swetha Arikatla, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

“I joined Cheeky Scientist hoping to transition into a new career path. Suffice it to say… I did it! I currently work as an evidence evaluation specialist – a position…

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Evidence Evaluation Manager

Rebba Casteel, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

“Cheeky Scientist helped me overcome the challenges I faced in my job search. I learned how to successfully transition into my current position as an evidence evaluation manager at Smith…

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Technical Director

Ron Hunter, Ph.D.

Mérieux NutriSciences

“I needed to overcome my personal version of imposter syndrome in order to pursue the career and lifestyle I wanted. It wasn’t easy, but the folks at Cheeky Scientist made…

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Research Scientist

Harshavardhan Sundar, Ph.D.

Amazon

“I didn’t know how to best prepare for my transition into industry, so I struggled to shift out of my long-held academic mindset. Everything changed once I became a member…

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Central Monitoring Associate

Lois-May Young, Ph.D.

Lois-May Young

“With a 6-year career gap in my resume due to starting a family, I didn’t know how to begin my job search. But then I joined Cheeky Scientist, and I…

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Software Engineer

Camillia Smith Barnes, Ph.D.

Google

“Before Cheeky Scientist, I had never worked outside of academia. I didn’t even know how to begin my industry job search. CS has changed my life for the better –…

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Data Scientist

Marios Tsatsos, Ph.D.

Clarivate Analytics

“I was struggling to find the right career path to match my goals and lifestyle. When I decided to join Cheeky Scientist, I discovered the data scientist career path and…

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Licensing Manager

Ananda Ghosh, Ph.D.

Langone Health

“I’m a Biochemist with a background in Zoology. I was one of those PhDs who thought he was only qualified for bench positions. Cheeky Scientist showed me that wasn’t true…

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Program Manager

Arya Ashok, Ph.D.

AVM Biotechnology

“I had been uploading resumes online for 6 months with no success before joining Cheeky Scientist. It turns out there is a right way–and a wrong way–to build out a…

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Communication Associate

Sherri Ter Molen, Ph.D.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

“I’m a more experienced PhD but still got hired because of Cheeky Scientist. Before joining, I was frustrated after spending months on job applications and receiving no response to my…

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Field Director

Alexis Paez, Ph.D.

NeuroNexus

“I knew I didn’t want to do lab work forever, but I didn’t know how to target a different path in my job search. Cheeky Scientist helped me articulate the…

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Social Media Analyst

Regina Gonda, Ph.D.

Bakamo Social

“I’m a PhD in Archaeology, and thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I’m also a Social Media Analyst with Bakamo Social! CS showed me you can land the industry career of your…

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Senior Consultant

Patricia Silva, Ph.D.

Monmouth Partners Ltd.

“A year before completing my PhD, I got a head start on my industry transition process and joined Cheeky Scientist.  I’m a senior consultant in healthcare analytics at Monmouth Partners,…

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Elisa
Medical Science Liaison

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, Ph.D.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

“I joined Cheeky Scientist because I was struggling to find fulfillment in academia. I knew she needed to improve my networking skills to transition into industry, but had no idea…

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Associate Director

Ann Grosse, Ph.D.

Scholar Rock

I was feeling stuck in my job search, unsure of where to start or how to market myself to industry employers. Now, I hold a top position as an associate…

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Associate Manager

Clare Chang, Ph.D.

dMed Biomedical Company.

I joined Cheeky Scientist after submitting my resume to countless companies. I had been hoping for a fulfilling career, but no luck. With the help of the CS community, I…

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Senior Research Scientist

Christopher Drummond, Ph.D.

Charles River Laboratories

“Before I became a Cheeky Scientist member, I had applied to over 200 positions online. No successes. Cheeky Scientist showed me I had what it took to get a position…

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Managing Consultant

Priyasri Shotton, Ph.D.

Lilly Pharmaceuticals

“I faced constant rejection – inundated with misinformation about my job search. I thought I was supposed to HIDE my PhD on my resume… Cheeky Scientist was exactly what I…

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Field Application Scientist

Alex Woycheck, Ph.D.

ChemoMetec

“As a Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD, I struggled a lot with impostor syndrome. I didn’t have confidence. Cheeky Scientist changed all of that for me. I mastered the Cheeky…

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Project Manager

Jessica Kishimoto, Ph.D.

Chatham Labs

“I am a Medical Biophysics PhD who joined Cheeky Scientist after struggling to establish an industry career. I was so passionate about joining industry, but things just weren’t working out….

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Principal Chemist

Gabriele Dadalt Souto, Ph.D.

Oriflame Cosmetics

“I have a PhD in Nanotechnology, and I guess you could say I had a scattered approach to my job search before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member. I learned to…

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Client Manager

Arsalan Daudi, Ph.D.

Coleman Research

“My PhD background is in the life sciences, with a specialization in biotechnology. It used to be that I never heard back from employers. Cheeky Scientist showed me how to…

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Principal Scientist

Fred Westhorpe, Ph.D.

CuraSen Therapeutics

“I’m a biochemist, and before joining Cheeky Scientist, I didn’t understand the power of networking. Cheeky gave me the tools I needed to fully engage with professionals in my field….

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Medical Science Liaison

Huey Wen Lee, Ph.D.

Ipsen

“I didn’t even know how to write an industry resume before joining Cheeky Scientist… Fast-forward – now I’m a medical science liaison, an incredible position in a rapidly growing career…

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Senior Manager

Jeannette Stankowski, Ph.D.

Biogen

“I never got past initial phone interviews in my job search process before joining Cheeky Scientist. It’s surreal to think that I’m now a senior manager in the medical science…

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Scientific Consultant

Ravikiran Ravulapalli, Ph.D.

Sanofi Pasteur

“I thought I couldn’t land a great industry position with only academic experience… Until I became a Cheeky Scientist program member. Now I’m in the position I’ve always wanted to…

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Strategy & Communications Director

Yousuf Ali, Ph.D.

Novartis

“I applied to every industry position with the exact same resume before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. I first transitioned into industry as a Medical Science Liaison, and now…

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Scientific Editor

Francisco Mora, Ph.D.

Cactus Communications

“I was afraid that my PhD background was too niche to be valuable in industry. However, after joining Cheeky Scientist and becoming a member, I learned how to leverage my…

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Research Scientist

Giuseppe Allegretta, Ph.D.

BASF

“My resumes and job applications were constantly being rejected before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. Now I’m in a prestigious industry position as a Research Scientist. I am grateful…

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Scientific Support Specialist

Perrine Friedel, Ph.D.

Polyplus-Transfection S.A.

“I recommend Cheeky Scientist to all PhDs because Cheeky Scientist’s programs helped me develop my job search strategy and learn the transferable skills I needed to get hired. Now, I’m…

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Medical Science Liaison

Yuri Klyachkin, Ph.D.

Amgen

“Thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I went from being unemployed to one of the highest paying positions in industry. Before Cheeky Scientist, I did two post-docs and ended up unemployed. I…

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Yahfi
Field Sales Specialist

Yahfi Talukdar, Ph.D.

Biosense Webster

“I was struggling to find success in my industry job search before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. Cheeky Scientist provided the momentum and networking community I needed to land…

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Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.

Evidera

“I’m a social scientist and got hired with Cheeky Scientist. But before joining the Association, I found myself in a period of career ambivalence before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member….

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Abhay
Senior Purification Scientist

Abhay Thakur, Ph.D.

Pall Corporation

“Cheeky Scientist helped me perfect my LinkedIn profile, strengthen my salary negotiation skills, and land a top industry position as a Senior Scientist. I highly recommend Cheeky Scientist’s programs to…

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Jackie Johnson
Managing Director

Jackie Johnson, Ph.D.

JLJ Consultancy

“Cheeky Scientist helped me target my job search and land multiple job offers from large companies, which I was able to leverage into creating my dream career. Now, I’m running…

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Maxwell Caughron
Project Manager

Maxwell Caughron, Ph.D.

Microsoft

“I knew I wanted to leave the academic track I was on, but I didn’t know where to begin to target an industry position. Cheeky Scientist provided me with the…

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Marie-Catherine Wavreille, PhD
User Experience Researcher

Marie-Catherine Wavreille, Ph.D.

Google

“I didn’t really know what was outside of academia. I knew I didn’t want to pursue the academic path, but I didn’t know my options. I barely used LinkedIn, and…

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Zahra Barami, PhD
Associate Scientist

Zahra Bahrami, Ph.D.

23andMe Therapeutics

“I realized during the first years of my PhD that academia was not for me. I convinced myself to join CSA, and I must say that it was one of…

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Julie Dela Cruz, PhD
Medical Science Liaison

Julie Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Eli Lilly

“Before I joined the Association, I only applied to jobs online. I never heard back from anyone in industry, and I ended up in a second postdoc just to pay…

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Rinu Kooliyottil, PhD
Biological Scientist IV

Rinu Kooliyottil, Ph.D.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

“Before CSA, I never got a call for an interview. The resume I had was always that long format from academia. CSA helped me face this and other problems that…

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Sara Artusi, PhD
Scientist Platform Development

Sara Artusi, Ph.D.

Krystal Biotech

“When I first joined CSA, anything related to the job search caused of an unbearable amount of stress and anxiety I decided to take one step at a time, starting…

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Banu Mukund, PhD
Field Application Scientist

Banu Mukund, Ph.D.

Beckman Coulter

“I didn’t even know I could go to professional conferences and events made for networking. My LinkedIn profile and resume needed help, and I was able to get help with…

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Sangram Raut, Ph.D.
Analyst

Sangram Raut, Ph.D.

Reata Pharmaceuticals

“My PI’s funding was diminishing, and he asked me to look for a new job in the next 3-6 months. aI joined CSA and actively applied to positions using CSA…

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Guillem Brandariz de Pedro
Account Manager

Guillem Brandariz de Pedro, Ph.D.

Agilent Technologies

“CSA’s materials are very straightforward. I didn’t know how many roles you can find in industry – academia is all about research and development. Rinse and repeat. But there is…

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Gabriela Henriques, PhD
Scientist

Gabriela Henriques, Ph.D.

CPI

“I was threatened with losing my PhD. I felt like I wasn’t worthy of my Marie Curie Fellowship. My dream career felt like a nightmare. Thankfully, I had this association…

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Asjad Ali, PhD
Plant Breeder

Asjad Ali, Ph.D.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

My new boss started saying that Postdocs are very expensive. He was searching some cheap options (PhD students). They’d already used my project’s money on other projects without my knowledge….

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Ralph Hazlewood, PhD
Associate Manager

Ralph Hazlewood, Ph.D.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“CSA taught me that in industry, it’s all about moving a project forward. It’s about showing employers you can succeed. You really have to change your mindset in a job…

Read Story

Dignesh Shah, PhD
Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Dignesh Shah, Ph.D.

Perspectum Ltd.

“Maximize the benefits of CSA’s resources, build and trust your strategy/road map for a transition, continue to learn from rejections, and always be ready for the interview!”

Read Story

Nicole Bowens, PhD
Medical Writer

Nicole Bowens, Ph.D.

ASAP Medical Writing LLC

“The Association and its members were vital in helping me to maintain focus, and they offer a wealth of insight and information. As is often said, ‘Knowledge is power.’”

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Farzana Alam, PhD
Scientist

Farzana Alam, Ph.D.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals

“CSA helped me to regain my faith in myself. I learned to build my resume, shape my LI profile, prepare for interviews, network, and negotiate.”

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Robert Hable, PhD
PhD LDP

Robert Hable, Ph.D.

BASF

“I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point – I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of…

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Gabriel Villar, PhD
Director of R&D and Quality Assurance

Gabriel Villar, Ph.D.

Koppert Biological Systems

“I had been left in the dust by my academic institution. After joining CSA, everything was an ‘A-ha’ moment. The CSA platform was incredibly helpful and allowed me to hit…

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Minsu Kang, PhD
Medical Science Liaison

Minsu Kang, Ph.D.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

“With the things I learned in CSA, things started opening up to me in my job search. I started feeling more positive. The CSA network was incredible – what makes…

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Tao Wang, PhD
R&D Chemist

Tao Wang, Ph.D.

Canadian Energy Services

“Transitioning into industry is a life-and-death issue… You can’t just ‘do it next week’ or ‘try again next year.’ In the CSA private group, most of the suggestions were really…

Read Story

Mariano Gonzalo, PhD
Application Specialist

Mariano Gonzalo, Ph.D.

NanoTemper Technologies

“In the beginning, I was skeptical of CSA. But once I joined and began doing the modules, my anxiety went away little by little. I realized other PhDs felt the…

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Navein Arumugasaamy, PhD
Investigator

Navein Arumugasaamy, Ph.D.

GSK

“One of the first things I did after I joined was to go through the Cheeky transition plan. It really helped me rethink how I was approaching my career and…

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Shraddha Sharma, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Shraddha Sharma, Ph.D.

Translate Bio

“I wanted to explore the real world. I was sure that I wanted to be in industry, but I didn’t know how to get there… Knowing my value as a…

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Defne Us, Ph.D.
Computer Tomography Imaging Expert

Defne Us, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Samantha Shelton, PhD
Technical Applications Scientist

Samantha Shelton, Ph.D.

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.”

Read Story

Evgeny Smirnov, Ph.D.
Material Scientist

Evgeny Smirnov, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D.
Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Yamina Berchiche, PhD
Sr. Scientist

Yamina Berchiche, Ph.D.

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…

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Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Customer Consultant / Research Solutions

Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.

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…

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Rebecca Sweet, PhD
Recruitment Officer

Rebecca Sweet, Ph.D.

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….

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Prasad Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Prasad Subramaniam, Ph.D.

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…

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Lana Itskovich, PhD
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lana Itskovich, Ph.D.

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…

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Hank Cheng, PhD
Therinibio

Hank Cheng, Ph.D.

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.”

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Trinh Nguyen, Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison at

Trinh Nguyen, Ph.D.

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….

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Ranjani Muralidharan, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager

Ranjani Muralidharan, Ph.D.

LSAI Labs, LLC

“Through Cheeky Scientist, I came to know my worth as a Ph.D. I was working at an environmental remediation firm, which was no way related to my Ph.D. work. But…

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Jared D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Medical writer

Jared D. Hoffman, Ph.D.

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…

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Supraja Narasimhan, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Scientist

Supraja Narasimhan, Ph.D.

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…

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Damon Ng, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, In Vivo

Damon Ng, Ph.D.

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,…

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Galen Miller, PhD
Senior Scientist

Galen Miller, Ph.D.

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.”

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Tapan Kumar Nayak, PhD
Field Application Scientist

Tapan Kumar Nayak, Ph.D.

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…

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Shen Lin PhD
Principal Scientist

Shen Lin, Ph.D.

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…

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Vidhi Thakkar
Medical Writer

Vidhi Thakkar, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

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

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Stephanie Munroe
Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist

Stephanie Munroe, Ph.D.

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…

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About The Management Consulting Firm

As soon as you become an MCF member, you get access to the MCF training dashboard, which includes 4 training modules with 40+ training videos, 8 advanced training workbooks, and 5 case studies to train for your interview. You also get access to monthly members-only webinars about relevant topics in Management Consulting. Finally, you get lifetime access to a private job referral network of Management Consultants and Management Consulting hiring managers, and guaranteed feedback from these Management Consultants 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as a Management Consultant now.

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Success Stories

Program Manager

Arya Ashok, Ph.D.

AVM Biotechnology

“I had been uploading resumes online for 6 months with no success before joining Cheeky Scientist. It turns out there is a right way–and a wrong way–to build out a…

Read Story

Principal Scientist

Fred Westhorpe, Ph.D.

CuraSen Therapeutics

“I’m a biochemist, and before joining Cheeky Scientist, I didn’t understand the power of networking. Cheeky gave me the tools I needed to fully engage with professionals in my field….

Read Story

Gabriela Henriques, PhD
Scientist

Gabriela Henriques, Ph.D.

CPI

“I was threatened with losing my PhD. I felt like I wasn’t worthy of my Marie Curie Fellowship. My dream career felt like a nightmare. Thankfully, I had this association…

Read Story

Medical Science Liaison

Huey Wen Lee, Ph.D.

Ipsen

“I didn’t even know how to write an industry resume before joining Cheeky Scientist… Fast-forward – now I’m a medical science liaison, an incredible position in a rapidly growing career…

Read Story

Asjad Ali, PhD
Plant Breeder

Asjad Ali, Ph.D.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

My new boss started saying that Postdocs are very expensive. He was searching some cheap options (PhD students). They’d already used my project’s money on other projects without my knowledge….

Read Story

Senior Manager

Jeannette Stankowski, Ph.D.

Biogen

“I never got past initial phone interviews in my job search process before joining Cheeky Scientist. It’s surreal to think that I’m now a senior manager in the medical science…

Read Story

Scientific Consultant

Ravikiran Ravulapalli, Ph.D.

Sanofi Pasteur

“I thought I couldn’t land a great industry position with only academic experience… Until I became a Cheeky Scientist program member. Now I’m in the position I’ve always wanted to…

Read Story

Ralph Hazlewood, PhD
Associate Manager

Ralph Hazlewood, Ph.D.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“CSA taught me that in industry, it’s all about moving a project forward. It’s about showing employers you can succeed. You really have to change your mindset in a job…

Read Story

Strategy & Communications Director

Yousuf Ali, Ph.D.

Novartis

“I applied to every industry position with the exact same resume before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. I first transitioned into industry as a Medical Science Liaison, and now…

Read Story

Scientific Editor

Francisco Mora, Ph.D.

Cactus Communications

“I was afraid that my PhD background was too niche to be valuable in industry. However, after joining Cheeky Scientist and becoming a member, I learned how to leverage my…

Read Story

Research Scientist

Giuseppe Allegretta, Ph.D.

BASF

“My resumes and job applications were constantly being rejected before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. Now I’m in a prestigious industry position as a Research Scientist. I am grateful…

Read Story

Scientific Support Specialist

Perrine Friedel, Ph.D.

Polyplus-Transfection S.A.

“I recommend Cheeky Scientist to all PhDs because Cheeky Scientist’s programs helped me develop my job search strategy and learn the transferable skills I needed to get hired. Now, I’m…

Read Story

Dignesh Shah, PhD
Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Dignesh Shah, Ph.D.

Perspectum Ltd.

“Maximize the benefits of CSA’s resources, build and trust your strategy/road map for a transition, continue to learn from rejections, and always be ready for the interview!”

Read Story

Nicole Bowens, PhD
Medical Writer

Nicole Bowens, Ph.D.

ASAP Medical Writing LLC

“The Association and its members were vital in helping me to maintain focus, and they offer a wealth of insight and information. As is often said, ‘Knowledge is power.’”

Read Story

Farzana Alam, PhD
Scientist

Farzana Alam, Ph.D.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals

“CSA helped me to regain my faith in myself. I learned to build my resume, shape my LI profile, prepare for interviews, network, and negotiate.”

Read Story

Robert Hable, PhD
PhD LDP

Robert Hable, Ph.D.

BASF

“I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point – I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of…

Read Story

Gabriel Villar, PhD
Director of R&D and Quality Assurance

Gabriel Villar, Ph.D.

Koppert Biological Systems

“I had been left in the dust by my academic institution. After joining CSA, everything was an ‘A-ha’ moment. The CSA platform was incredibly helpful and allowed me to hit…

Read Story

Minsu Kang, PhD
Medical Science Liaison

Minsu Kang, Ph.D.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

“With the things I learned in CSA, things started opening up to me in my job search. I started feeling more positive. The CSA network was incredible – what makes…

Read Story

Tao Wang, PhD
R&D Chemist

Tao Wang, Ph.D.

Canadian Energy Services

“Transitioning into industry is a life-and-death issue… You can’t just ‘do it next week’ or ‘try again next year.’ In the CSA private group, most of the suggestions were really…

Read Story

Mariano Gonzalo, PhD
Application Specialist

Mariano Gonzalo, Ph.D.

NanoTemper Technologies

“In the beginning, I was skeptical of CSA. But once I joined and began doing the modules, my anxiety went away little by little. I realized other PhDs felt the…

Read Story

Navein Arumugasaamy, PhD
Investigator

Navein Arumugasaamy, Ph.D.

GSK

“One of the first things I did after I joined was to go through the Cheeky transition plan. It really helped me rethink how I was approaching my career and…

Read Story

Shraddha Sharma, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Shraddha Sharma, Ph.D.

Translate Bio

“I wanted to explore the real world. I was sure that I wanted to be in industry, but I didn’t know how to get there… Knowing my value as a…

Read Story

Defne Us, Ph.D.
Computer Tomography Imaging Expert

Defne Us, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Samantha Shelton, PhD
Technical Applications Scientist

Samantha Shelton, Ph.D.

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.”

Read Story

Evgeny Smirnov, Ph.D.
Material Scientist

Evgeny Smirnov, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D.
Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Yamina Berchiche, PhD
Sr. Scientist

Yamina Berchiche, Ph.D.

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…

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Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Customer Consultant / Research Solutions

Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.

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…

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Rebecca Sweet, PhD
Recruitment Officer

Rebecca Sweet, Ph.D.

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….

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Prasad Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Prasad Subramaniam, Ph.D.

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…

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Lana Itskovich, PhD
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lana Itskovich, Ph.D.

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…

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Communication Associate

Sherri Ter Molen, Ph.D.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

“I’m a more experienced PhD but still got hired because of Cheeky Scientist. Before joining, I was frustrated after spending months on job applications and receiving no response to my…

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Field Director

Alexis Paez, Ph.D.

NeuroNexus

“I knew I didn’t want to do lab work forever, but I didn’t know how to target a different path in my job search. Cheeky Scientist helped me articulate the…

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Social Media Analyst

Regina Gonda, Ph.D.

Bakamo Social

“I’m a PhD in Archaeology, and thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I’m also a Social Media Analyst with Bakamo Social! CS showed me you can land the industry career of your…

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Hank Cheng, PhD
Therinibio

Hank Cheng, Ph.D.

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.”

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Senior Consultant

Patricia Silva, Ph.D.

Monmouth Partners Ltd.

“A year before completing my PhD, I got a head start on my industry transition process and joined Cheeky Scientist.  I’m a senior consultant in healthcare analytics at Monmouth Partners,…

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Elisa
Medical Science Liaison

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, Ph.D.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

“I joined Cheeky Scientist because I was struggling to find fulfillment in academia. I knew she needed to improve my networking skills to transition into industry, but had no idea…

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Associate Director

Ann Grosse, Ph.D.

Scholar Rock

I was feeling stuck in my job search, unsure of where to start or how to market myself to industry employers. Now, I hold a top position as an associate…

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Associate Manager

Clare Chang, Ph.D.

dMed Biomedical Company.

I joined Cheeky Scientist after submitting my resume to countless companies. I had been hoping for a fulfilling career, but no luck. With the help of the CS community, I…

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Senior Research Scientist

Christopher Drummond, Ph.D.

Charles River Laboratories

“Before I became a Cheeky Scientist member, I had applied to over 200 positions online. No successes. Cheeky Scientist showed me I had what it took to get a position…

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Managing Consultant

Priyasri Shotton, Ph.D.

Lilly Pharmaceuticals

“I faced constant rejection – inundated with misinformation about my job search. I thought I was supposed to HIDE my PhD on my resume… Cheeky Scientist was exactly what I…

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Field Application Scientist

Alex Woycheck, Ph.D.

ChemoMetec

“As a Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD, I struggled a lot with impostor syndrome. I didn’t have confidence. Cheeky Scientist changed all of that for me. I mastered the Cheeky…

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Project Manager

Jessica Kishimoto, Ph.D.

Chatham Labs

“I am a Medical Biophysics PhD who joined Cheeky Scientist after struggling to establish an industry career. I was so passionate about joining industry, but things just weren’t working out….

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Principal Chemist

Gabriele Dadalt Souto, Ph.D.

Oriflame Cosmetics

“I have a PhD in Nanotechnology, and I guess you could say I had a scattered approach to my job search before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member. I learned to…

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Client Manager

Arsalan Daudi, Ph.D.

Coleman Research

“My PhD background is in the life sciences, with a specialization in biotechnology. It used to be that I never heard back from employers. Cheeky Scientist showed me how to…

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Senior Representative

Alex Portillo, Ph.D.

Bruker Nano Surfaces

“I became a member of Cheeky Scientist after struggling for over 3 years to find a full-time teaching position in academia. After a ton of frustration, Cheeky gave me the…

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Evidence Evaluation Specialist

Swetha Arikatla, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

“I joined Cheeky Scientist hoping to transition into a new career path. Suffice it to say… I did it! I currently work as an evidence evaluation specialist – a position…

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Evidence Evaluation Manager

Rebba Casteel, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

“Cheeky Scientist helped me overcome the challenges I faced in my job search. I learned how to successfully transition into my current position as an evidence evaluation manager at Smith…

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Trinh Nguyen, Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison at

Trinh Nguyen, Ph.D.

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….

Read Story

Ranjani Muralidharan, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager

Ranjani Muralidharan, Ph.D.

LSAI Labs, LLC

“Through Cheeky Scientist, I came to know my worth as a Ph.D. I was working at an environmental remediation firm, which was no way related to my Ph.D. work. But…

Read Story

Jared D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Medical writer

Jared D. Hoffman, Ph.D.

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…

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Supraja Narasimhan, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Scientist

Supraja Narasimhan, Ph.D.

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…

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Damon Ng, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, In Vivo

Damon Ng, Ph.D.

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,…

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Marie-Catherine Wavreille, PhD
User Experience Researcher

Marie-Catherine Wavreille, Ph.D.

Google

“I didn’t really know what was outside of academia. I knew I didn’t want to pursue the academic path, but I didn’t know my options. I barely used LinkedIn, and…

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Galen Miller, PhD
Senior Scientist

Galen Miller, Ph.D.

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.”

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Medical Science Liaison

Yuri Klyachkin, Ph.D.

Amgen

“Thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I went from being unemployed to one of the highest paying positions in industry. Before Cheeky Scientist, I did two post-docs and ended up unemployed. I…

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Tapan Kumar Nayak, PhD
Field Application Scientist

Tapan Kumar Nayak, Ph.D.

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…

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Shen Lin PhD
Principal Scientist

Shen Lin, Ph.D.

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…

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Zahra Barami, PhD
Associate Scientist

Zahra Bahrami, Ph.D.

23andMe Therapeutics

“I realized during the first years of my PhD that academia was not for me. I convinced myself to join CSA, and I must say that it was one of…

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Vidhi Thakkar
Medical Writer

Vidhi Thakkar, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

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

Read Story

Yahfi
Field Sales Specialist

Yahfi Talukdar, Ph.D.

Biosense Webster

“I was struggling to find success in my industry job search before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. Cheeky Scientist provided the momentum and networking community I needed to land…

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Stephanie Munroe
Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist

Stephanie Munroe, Ph.D.

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…

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Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.

Evidera

“I’m a social scientist and got hired with Cheeky Scientist. But before joining the Association, I found myself in a period of career ambivalence before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member….

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Abhay
Senior Purification Scientist

Abhay Thakur, Ph.D.

Pall Corporation

“Cheeky Scientist helped me perfect my LinkedIn profile, strengthen my salary negotiation skills, and land a top industry position as a Senior Scientist. I highly recommend Cheeky Scientist’s programs to…

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Julie Dela Cruz, PhD
Medical Science Liaison

Julie Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Eli Lilly

“Before I joined the Association, I only applied to jobs online. I never heard back from anyone in industry, and I ended up in a second postdoc just to pay…

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Jackie Johnson
Managing Director

Jackie Johnson, Ph.D.

JLJ Consultancy

“Cheeky Scientist helped me target my job search and land multiple job offers from large companies, which I was able to leverage into creating my dream career. Now, I’m running…

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Maxwell Caughron
Project Manager

Maxwell Caughron, Ph.D.

Microsoft

“I knew I wanted to leave the academic track I was on, but I didn’t know where to begin to target an industry position. Cheeky Scientist provided me with the…

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Rinu Kooliyottil, PhD
Biological Scientist IV

Rinu Kooliyottil, Ph.D.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

“Before CSA, I never got a call for an interview. The resume I had was always that long format from academia. CSA helped me face this and other problems that…

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Sara Artusi, PhD
Scientist Platform Development

Sara Artusi, Ph.D.

Krystal Biotech

“When I first joined CSA, anything related to the job search caused of an unbearable amount of stress and anxiety I decided to take one step at a time, starting…

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Banu Mukund, PhD
Field Application Scientist

Banu Mukund, Ph.D.

Beckman Coulter

“I didn’t even know I could go to professional conferences and events made for networking. My LinkedIn profile and resume needed help, and I was able to get help with…

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Technical Director

Ron Hunter, Ph.D.

Mérieux NutriSciences

“I needed to overcome my personal version of imposter syndrome in order to pursue the career and lifestyle I wanted. It wasn’t easy, but the folks at Cheeky Scientist made…

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Sangram Raut, Ph.D.
Analyst

Sangram Raut, Ph.D.

Reata Pharmaceuticals

“My PI’s funding was diminishing, and he asked me to look for a new job in the next 3-6 months. aI joined CSA and actively applied to positions using CSA…

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Research Scientist

Harshavardhan Sundar, Ph.D.

Amazon

“I didn’t know how to best prepare for my transition into industry, so I struggled to shift out of my long-held academic mindset. Everything changed once I became a member…

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Central Monitoring Associate

Lois-May Young, Ph.D.

Lois-May Young

“With a 6-year career gap in my resume due to starting a family, I didn’t know how to begin my job search. But then I joined Cheeky Scientist, and I…

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Software Engineer

Camillia Smith Barnes, Ph.D.

Google

“Before Cheeky Scientist, I had never worked outside of academia. I didn’t even know how to begin my industry job search. CS has changed my life for the better –…

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Data Scientist

Marios Tsatsos, Ph.D.

Clarivate Analytics

“I was struggling to find the right career path to match my goals and lifestyle. When I decided to join Cheeky Scientist, I discovered the data scientist career path and…

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Guillem Brandariz de Pedro
Account Manager

Guillem Brandariz de Pedro, Ph.D.

Agilent Technologies

“CSA’s materials are very straightforward. I didn’t know how many roles you can find in industry – academia is all about research and development. Rinse and repeat. But there is…

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Licensing Manager

Ananda Ghosh, Ph.D.

Langone Health

“I’m a Biochemist with a background in Zoology. I was one of those PhDs who thought he was only qualified for bench positions. Cheeky Scientist showed me that wasn’t true…

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Career Training Program

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The #1 Management Consulting Training Program For PhDs Only

This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top Management Consulting roles. The MCF program leaders and board members have already made their transition, and they currently work in different companies across the world. This program will ensure your transition into a high-paying and well respected Management Consultant position, even if you don’t have industry experience or an MBA from a top business school. Once you are hired as a Management Consultant, you will be able to influence some of the most important decisions made by managers in all industries, stay on the leading edge of technology, and impact the business model of different companies.

Success Stories

Stephanie Munroe
Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist

Stephanie Munroe, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Vidhi Thakkar
Medical Writer

Vidhi Thakkar, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

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

Read Story

Shen Lin PhD
Principal Scientist

Shen Lin, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Tapan Kumar Nayak, PhD
Field Application Scientist

Tapan Kumar Nayak, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Galen Miller, PhD
Senior Scientist

Galen Miller, Ph.D.

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.”

Read Story

Damon Ng, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, In Vivo

Damon Ng, Ph.D.

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,…

Read Story

Supraja Narasimhan, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Scientist

Supraja Narasimhan, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Jared D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Medical writer

Jared D. Hoffman, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Ranjani Muralidharan, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager

Ranjani Muralidharan, Ph.D.

LSAI Labs, LLC

“Through Cheeky Scientist, I came to know my worth as a Ph.D. I was working at an environmental remediation firm, which was no way related to my Ph.D. work. But…

Read Story

Trinh Nguyen, Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison at

Trinh Nguyen, Ph.D.

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….

Read Story

Hank Cheng, PhD
Therinibio

Hank Cheng, Ph.D.

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.”

Read Story

Lana Itskovich, PhD
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lana Itskovich, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Prasad Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Prasad Subramaniam, Ph.D.

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…

Read Story

Rebecca Sweet, PhD
Recruitment Officer

Rebecca Sweet, Ph.D.

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….

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Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Customer Consultant / Research Solutions

Sarah Rodrigues, Ph.D.

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…

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Yamina Berchiche, PhD
Sr. Scientist

Yamina Berchiche, Ph.D.

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…

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Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D.
Giuseppe Lonetto, Ph.D.

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…

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Evgeny Smirnov, Ph.D.
Material Scientist

Evgeny Smirnov, Ph.D.

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…

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Samantha Shelton, PhD
Technical Applications Scientist

Samantha Shelton, Ph.D.

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.”

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Defne Us, Ph.D.
Computer Tomography Imaging Expert

Defne Us, Ph.D.

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…

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Shraddha Sharma, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Shraddha Sharma, Ph.D.

Translate Bio

“I wanted to explore the real world. I was sure that I wanted to be in industry, but I didn’t know how to get there… Knowing my value as a…

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Navein Arumugasaamy, PhD
Investigator

Navein Arumugasaamy, Ph.D.

GSK

“One of the first things I did after I joined was to go through the Cheeky transition plan. It really helped me rethink how I was approaching my career and…

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Mariano Gonzalo, PhD
Application Specialist

Mariano Gonzalo, Ph.D.

NanoTemper Technologies

“In the beginning, I was skeptical of CSA. But once I joined and began doing the modules, my anxiety went away little by little. I realized other PhDs felt the…

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Tao Wang, PhD
R&D Chemist

Tao Wang, Ph.D.

Canadian Energy Services

“Transitioning into industry is a life-and-death issue… You can’t just ‘do it next week’ or ‘try again next year.’ In the CSA private group, most of the suggestions were really…

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Minsu Kang, PhD
Medical Science Liaison

Minsu Kang, Ph.D.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

“With the things I learned in CSA, things started opening up to me in my job search. I started feeling more positive. The CSA network was incredible – what makes…

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Gabriel Villar, PhD
Director of R&D and Quality Assurance

Gabriel Villar, Ph.D.

Koppert Biological Systems

“I had been left in the dust by my academic institution. After joining CSA, everything was an ‘A-ha’ moment. The CSA platform was incredibly helpful and allowed me to hit…

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Robert Hable, PhD
PhD LDP

Robert Hable, Ph.D.

BASF

“I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point – I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of…

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Farzana Alam, PhD
Scientist

Farzana Alam, Ph.D.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals

“CSA helped me to regain my faith in myself. I learned to build my resume, shape my LI profile, prepare for interviews, network, and negotiate.”

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Nicole Bowens, PhD
Medical Writer

Nicole Bowens, Ph.D.

ASAP Medical Writing LLC

“The Association and its members were vital in helping me to maintain focus, and they offer a wealth of insight and information. As is often said, ‘Knowledge is power.’”

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Dignesh Shah, PhD
Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Dignesh Shah, Ph.D.

Perspectum Ltd.

“Maximize the benefits of CSA’s resources, build and trust your strategy/road map for a transition, continue to learn from rejections, and always be ready for the interview!”

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Ralph Hazlewood, PhD
Associate Manager

Ralph Hazlewood, Ph.D.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“CSA taught me that in industry, it’s all about moving a project forward. It’s about showing employers you can succeed. You really have to change your mindset in a job…

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Asjad Ali, PhD
Plant Breeder

Asjad Ali, Ph.D.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

My new boss started saying that Postdocs are very expensive. He was searching some cheap options (PhD students). They’d already used my project’s money on other projects without my knowledge….

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Gabriela Henriques, PhD
Scientist

Gabriela Henriques, Ph.D.

CPI

“I was threatened with losing my PhD. I felt like I wasn’t worthy of my Marie Curie Fellowship. My dream career felt like a nightmare. Thankfully, I had this association…

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Guillem Brandariz de Pedro
Account Manager

Guillem Brandariz de Pedro, Ph.D.

Agilent Technologies

“CSA’s materials are very straightforward. I didn’t know how many roles you can find in industry – academia is all about research and development. Rinse and repeat. But there is…

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Sangram Raut, Ph.D.
Analyst

Sangram Raut, Ph.D.

Reata Pharmaceuticals

“My PI’s funding was diminishing, and he asked me to look for a new job in the next 3-6 months. aI joined CSA and actively applied to positions using CSA…

Read Story

Banu Mukund, PhD
Field Application Scientist

Banu Mukund, Ph.D.

Beckman Coulter

“I didn’t even know I could go to professional conferences and events made for networking. My LinkedIn profile and resume needed help, and I was able to get help with…

Read Story

Sara Artusi, PhD
Scientist Platform Development

Sara Artusi, Ph.D.

Krystal Biotech

“When I first joined CSA, anything related to the job search caused of an unbearable amount of stress and anxiety I decided to take one step at a time, starting…

Read Story

Rinu Kooliyottil, PhD
Biological Scientist IV

Rinu Kooliyottil, Ph.D.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

“Before CSA, I never got a call for an interview. The resume I had was always that long format from academia. CSA helped me face this and other problems that…

Read Story

Julie Dela Cruz, PhD
Medical Science Liaison

Julie Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Eli Lilly

“Before I joined the Association, I only applied to jobs online. I never heard back from anyone in industry, and I ended up in a second postdoc just to pay…

Read Story

Zahra Barami, PhD
Associate Scientist

Zahra Bahrami, Ph.D.

23andMe Therapeutics

“I realized during the first years of my PhD that academia was not for me. I convinced myself to join CSA, and I must say that it was one of…

Read Story

Marie-Catherine Wavreille, PhD
User Experience Researcher

Marie-Catherine Wavreille, Ph.D.

Google

“I didn’t really know what was outside of academia. I knew I didn’t want to pursue the academic path, but I didn’t know my options. I barely used LinkedIn, and…

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Maxwell Caughron
Project Manager

Maxwell Caughron, Ph.D.

Microsoft

“I knew I wanted to leave the academic track I was on, but I didn’t know where to begin to target an industry position. Cheeky Scientist provided me with the…

Read Story

Jackie Johnson
Managing Director

Jackie Johnson, Ph.D.

JLJ Consultancy

“Cheeky Scientist helped me target my job search and land multiple job offers from large companies, which I was able to leverage into creating my dream career. Now, I’m running…

Read Story

Abhay
Senior Purification Scientist

Abhay Thakur, Ph.D.

Pall Corporation

“Cheeky Scientist helped me perfect my LinkedIn profile, strengthen my salary negotiation skills, and land a top industry position as a Senior Scientist. I highly recommend Cheeky Scientist’s programs to…

Read Story

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.

Evidera

“I’m a social scientist and got hired with Cheeky Scientist. But before joining the Association, I found myself in a period of career ambivalence before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member….

Read Story

Yahfi
Field Sales Specialist

Yahfi Talukdar, Ph.D.

Biosense Webster

“I was struggling to find success in my industry job search before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. Cheeky Scientist provided the momentum and networking community I needed to land…

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Medical Science Liaison

Yuri Klyachkin, Ph.D.

Amgen

“Thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I went from being unemployed to one of the highest paying positions in industry. Before Cheeky Scientist, I did two post-docs and ended up unemployed. I…

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Scientific Support Specialist

Perrine Friedel, Ph.D.

Polyplus-Transfection S.A.

“I recommend Cheeky Scientist to all PhDs because Cheeky Scientist’s programs helped me develop my job search strategy and learn the transferable skills I needed to get hired. Now, I’m…

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Research Scientist

Giuseppe Allegretta, Ph.D.

BASF

“My resumes and job applications were constantly being rejected before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. Now I’m in a prestigious industry position as a Research Scientist. I am grateful…

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Scientific Editor

Francisco Mora, Ph.D.

Cactus Communications

“I was afraid that my PhD background was too niche to be valuable in industry. However, after joining Cheeky Scientist and becoming a member, I learned how to leverage my…

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Strategy & Communications Director

Yousuf Ali, Ph.D.

Novartis

“I applied to every industry position with the exact same resume before becoming a Cheeky Scientist program member. I first transitioned into industry as a Medical Science Liaison, and now…

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Scientific Consultant

Ravikiran Ravulapalli, Ph.D.

Sanofi Pasteur

“I thought I couldn’t land a great industry position with only academic experience… Until I became a Cheeky Scientist program member. Now I’m in the position I’ve always wanted to…

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Senior Manager

Jeannette Stankowski, Ph.D.

Biogen

“I never got past initial phone interviews in my job search process before joining Cheeky Scientist. It’s surreal to think that I’m now a senior manager in the medical science…

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Medical Science Liaison

Huey Wen Lee, Ph.D.

Ipsen

“I didn’t even know how to write an industry resume before joining Cheeky Scientist… Fast-forward – now I’m a medical science liaison, an incredible position in a rapidly growing career…

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Principal Scientist

Fred Westhorpe, Ph.D.

CuraSen Therapeutics

“I’m a biochemist, and before joining Cheeky Scientist, I didn’t understand the power of networking. Cheeky gave me the tools I needed to fully engage with professionals in my field….

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Client Manager

Arsalan Daudi, Ph.D.

Coleman Research

“My PhD background is in the life sciences, with a specialization in biotechnology. It used to be that I never heard back from employers. Cheeky Scientist showed me how to…

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Principal Chemist

Gabriele Dadalt Souto, Ph.D.

Oriflame Cosmetics

“I have a PhD in Nanotechnology, and I guess you could say I had a scattered approach to my job search before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member. I learned to…

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Project Manager

Jessica Kishimoto, Ph.D.

Chatham Labs

“I am a Medical Biophysics PhD who joined Cheeky Scientist after struggling to establish an industry career. I was so passionate about joining industry, but things just weren’t working out….

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Field Application Scientist

Alex Woycheck, Ph.D.

ChemoMetec

“As a Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD, I struggled a lot with impostor syndrome. I didn’t have confidence. Cheeky Scientist changed all of that for me. I mastered the Cheeky…

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Managing Consultant

Priyasri Shotton, Ph.D.

Lilly Pharmaceuticals

“I faced constant rejection – inundated with misinformation about my job search. I thought I was supposed to HIDE my PhD on my resume… Cheeky Scientist was exactly what I…

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Senior Research Scientist

Christopher Drummond, Ph.D.

Charles River Laboratories

“Before I became a Cheeky Scientist member, I had applied to over 200 positions online. No successes. Cheeky Scientist showed me I had what it took to get a position…

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Associate Manager

Clare Chang, Ph.D.

dMed Biomedical Company.

I joined Cheeky Scientist after submitting my resume to countless companies. I had been hoping for a fulfilling career, but no luck. With the help of the CS community, I…

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Associate Director

Ann Grosse, Ph.D.

Scholar Rock

I was feeling stuck in my job search, unsure of where to start or how to market myself to industry employers. Now, I hold a top position as an associate…

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Medical Science Liaison

Elisa Maria Guimarães-Souza, Ph.D.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

“I joined Cheeky Scientist because I was struggling to find fulfillment in academia. I knew she needed to improve my networking skills to transition into industry, but had no idea…

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Senior Consultant

Patricia Silva, Ph.D.

Monmouth Partners Ltd.

“A year before completing my PhD, I got a head start on my industry transition process and joined Cheeky Scientist.  I’m a senior consultant in healthcare analytics at Monmouth Partners,…

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Social Media Analyst

Regina Gonda, Ph.D.

Bakamo Social

“I’m a PhD in Archaeology, and thanks to Cheeky Scientist, I’m also a Social Media Analyst with Bakamo Social! CS showed me you can land the industry career of your…

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Field Director

Alexis Paez, Ph.D.

NeuroNexus

“I knew I didn’t want to do lab work forever, but I didn’t know how to target a different path in my job search. Cheeky Scientist helped me articulate the…

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Communication Associate

Sherri Ter Molen, Ph.D.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

“I’m a more experienced PhD but still got hired because of Cheeky Scientist. Before joining, I was frustrated after spending months on job applications and receiving no response to my…

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Program Manager

Arya Ashok, Ph.D.

AVM Biotechnology

“I had been uploading resumes online for 6 months with no success before joining Cheeky Scientist. It turns out there is a right way–and a wrong way–to build out a…

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Licensing Manager

Ananda Ghosh, Ph.D.

Langone Health

“I’m a Biochemist with a background in Zoology. I was one of those PhDs who thought he was only qualified for bench positions. Cheeky Scientist showed me that wasn’t true…

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Data Scientist

Marios Tsatsos, Ph.D.

Clarivate Analytics

“I was struggling to find the right career path to match my goals and lifestyle. When I decided to join Cheeky Scientist, I discovered the data scientist career path and…

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Software Engineer

Camillia Smith Barnes, Ph.D.

Google

“Before Cheeky Scientist, I had never worked outside of academia. I didn’t even know how to begin my industry job search. CS has changed my life for the better –…

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Central Monitoring Associate

Lois-May Young, Ph.D.

Lois-May Young

“With a 6-year career gap in my resume due to starting a family, I didn’t know how to begin my job search. But then I joined Cheeky Scientist, and I…

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Research Scientist

Harshavardhan Sundar, Ph.D.

Amazon

“I didn’t know how to best prepare for my transition into industry, so I struggled to shift out of my long-held academic mindset. Everything changed once I became a member…

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Technical Director

Ron Hunter, Ph.D.

Mérieux NutriSciences

“I needed to overcome my personal version of imposter syndrome in order to pursue the career and lifestyle I wanted. It wasn’t easy, but the folks at Cheeky Scientist made…

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Evidence Evaluation Manager

Rebba Casteel, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

“Cheeky Scientist helped me overcome the challenges I faced in my job search. I learned how to successfully transition into my current position as an evidence evaluation manager at Smith…

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Evidence Evaluation Specialist

Swetha Arikatla, Ph.D.

Smith & Nephew

“I joined Cheeky Scientist hoping to transition into a new career path. Suffice it to say… I did it! I currently work as an evidence evaluation specialist – a position…

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Senior Representative

Alex Portillo, Ph.D.

Bruker Nano Surfaces

“I became a member of Cheeky Scientist after struggling for over 3 years to find a full-time teaching position in academia. After a ton of frustration, Cheeky gave me the…

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20%

of new hires in consulting firms are STEM PhDs (Science Magazine)

14%

this is how much faster management consulting job grow compared to the average (Linchpin SEO)

30,000

number of new consulting firms created each year (Ibis World)

$200 billion+

worth of the global Management Consulting market (Beroe)

$90,000

is the average entry-level salary for a management consultant (consulting.com)

$350,000

is the average yearly salary for senior management consultants (consulting.com)