Hundreds of thousands of PhDs are stuck in academia working tirelessly to support a few remaining full time professorships.

Cheeky Scientist was born out of the need to remedy the squandering of skills and emotional despair that so many PhD's experience.

Our goal is to show PhDs that they still are valuable, and that they can reinvent themselves to secure industry careers they love.

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Hear in-depth career interviews with PhDs about their struggles in academia and their success in industry.

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Find out how talented PhD graduates escaped an endless cycle of exploitative postdoc positions and low-paying tenure tracks - and what life has been like for them since.

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Learn about how it's possible to transition out of academia and into an industry career, no matter what your PhD background or country or origin is.

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See the origins of Cheeky Scientist and listen to Cheeky Scientist's founder, Isaiah Hankel, PhD, and how the community he's built with the Cheeky Scientist Association has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of PhDs.



Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by millions of PhDs and other professionals in hundreds of different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published 3X bestselling books and his latest book, The Power of a PhD, debuted on the Barnes & Noble bestseller list. His methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

Isaiah Hankel, PhD