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Ann Grosse, Ph.D.

​Ann is a Ph.D. geneticist and business strategist. She is passionate about empowering individuals and companies to reach their full potential by creating a vision and taking action.

​As the client portfolio director at a leading CRO in Boston, MA, Ann leads a team of 7 managers in coordinating preclinical research studies for academic, government, biotech, and global pharmaceutical accounts totaling over $8,000,000/year. As a career consultant, Ann helps scientists and PhDs harness passion, find focus, define happiness, and land their dream job. Ann believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to find success and happiness.

Professional Background:

Ann completed her B.S. in Biochemistry at Denison University in Ohio and earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as the project manager for an academic-industry partnership to test small molecule inhibitor therapeutics in a novel preclinical model of late onset brain hemorrhage. Today Ann is the Client Portfolio Director at Charles River Laboratories and a Career Consultant for Cheeky Scientist.

Special Skills:

​Client portfolio management
Leadership & teamwork
People management
Public Speaking
Account forecasting
Business strategy
Client relations
Women in science
Creating vision
Taking action

“Every PhD has immense value and when you combine your PhD with confidence and professionalism, you can do anything.” 

-Ann Grosse, Ph.D.

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