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Get Hired As An MSL, The #1 Highest Paying Job For PhDs

  • The Medical Science Liaison (MSLs) position is the #1 highest paying industry position for PhDs out of academia.
  • MSL positions are also the #4 highest paying positions worldwide (CBS Money Report).
  • MSL positions have increased by over 38% and is one of the fastest growing jobs in the world (McKinsey).
  • MSL and similar Medical Affairs positions are available worldwide, including in the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Europe, Asia, Australia, India, Japan, China, and more.
  • MSL positions are highly competitive with only 1-2% of applicants getting hired (Monster Jobs).
  • PhDs are now the fastest growing segment of MSLs with more PhDs hired into MSL roles than MDs and PharmDs.
  • Join the MSL Alliance wait list below to learn more about getting hired into this exciting, high-demand career track.

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

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

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

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

Communication Associate

Sherri Ter Molen, Ph.D.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

“I was frustrated after spending months on job applications and receiving no response to my job search efforts. I finally joined Cheeky Scientist, and now I’m a communication associate for…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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,…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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….

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

User Experience Researcher

Christopher Lirette, Ph.D.

The Home Depot

“Wow. I didn’t even have the right mindset to approach industry. Cheeky Scientist changed all that. I learned to leverage my transferable skills and worked as hard as I could…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

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…

Read Story

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.

Evidera

“I found myself in a period of career ambivalence before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member. Cheeky Scientist’s programs motivated me to re-visit my industry transition plan, invest in my career…

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

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

Maxwell Caughron
Program 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

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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 –…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

Licensing Manager

Ananda Gosh, 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…

Read Story

About The MSL Alliance

The Medical Science Liaison Alliance will give you access to the MSL network and MSL-specific information you need to get hired into a top MSL position. The MSLA is run by Senior MSLs in industry and MSL hiring managers. When you become an MSLA member, you get access to you our complete protocol for becoming an MSL industry. This protocol is proven to get any PhD, regardless of their training background, into an MSL position. Clinical experience is not required. Signally pathway experience is not needed. This program has helped life scientists, physical scientists, engineers, social scientists and even humanities PhDs get into MSL positions. The program includes 50+ training videos, 10 advanced training workbooks, and interviews with top MSLs at Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Takeda, and more. You also get lifetime access to a private job referral network of MSLs and MSL hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these MSLs 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as an MSL now.

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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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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 –…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

Licensing Manager

Ananda Gosh, 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…

Read Story

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

Communication Associate

Sherri Ter Molen, Ph.D.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

“I was frustrated after spending months on job applications and receiving no response to my job search efforts. I finally joined Cheeky Scientist, and now I’m a communication associate for…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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,…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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….

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

User Experience Researcher

Christopher Lirette, Ph.D.

The Home Depot

“Wow. I didn’t even have the right mindset to approach industry. Cheeky Scientist changed all that. I learned to leverage my transferable skills and worked as hard as I could…

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

Read Story

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.

Evidera

“I found myself in a period of career ambivalence before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member. Cheeky Scientist’s programs motivated me to re-visit my industry transition plan, invest in my career…

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

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

Maxwell Caughron
Program 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

Career Training Program

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The #1 MSL Training Program For PhDs Only

This is the only MSL training program specifically for PhDs and created by (1) PhDs currently working in senior MSL roles and (2) top MSL hiring managers. The MSLA program leaders and board members currently work at Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Takeda, Regeneron, Shire and more. This program will ensure you transition into a high-paying and well respected MSL position even if you don’t have industry experience, clinical experience, or a background in cell signalling pathways. Once you are hired as an MSL, you will be able to stay on the leading edge of science and impact the lives of patients while making your own schedule, enjoying frequent travel, and working with key opinion leaders.

Success Stories

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…

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

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

Communication Associate

Sherri Ter Molen, Ph.D.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

“I was frustrated after spending months on job applications and receiving no response to my job search efforts. I finally joined Cheeky Scientist, and now I’m a communication associate for…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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…

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

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…

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

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,…

Read Story

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Naomi Knoble, Ph.D.

Evidera

“I found myself in a period of career ambivalence before becoming a Cheeky Scientist member. Cheeky Scientist’s programs motivated me to re-visit my industry transition plan, invest in my career…

Read Story

Maxwell Caughron
Program 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

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

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….

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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…

Read Story

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…

Read Story

User Experience Researcher

Christopher Lirette, Ph.D.

The Home Depot

“Wow. I didn’t even have the right mindset to approach industry. Cheeky Scientist changed all that. I learned to leverage my transferable skills and worked as hard as I could…

Read Story

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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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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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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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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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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Licensing Manager

Ananda Gosh, 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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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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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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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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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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#1

highest paying career for PhDs out of academia (New Market)

#4

highest paying "entry-level" career overall (CBS Money)

$115,137

is the median MSL salary worldwide (PayScale)

$22,468

average MSL bonus earned annually (PayScale)

75%

hiring increase for MSL positions since 2015 (Monster).

1-2%

success rate of job candidates without training who apply for MSL positions