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Transition into a Highly Paid Industry R&D Research Position 

The R&D Society, or RDS for short, will ensure that you get hired into a prestigious R&D position where you can do meaningful research and be paid well for it. As a PhD, you likely have plenty of Research experience, but little or no Development experience, which means you have the “R” in R&D but not the “D." RDS will train you in “Development” so you can finally get hired into a high-paying, meaningful R&D position in industry. The RDS program leaders and board members are senior R&D professionals with PhDs working at Regeneron, Intel, Google, Apple, Dow Chemical, Pfizer, Zeiss, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and more. 

Here Is A Sneak Peek At What RDS Members Get Access To...

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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…

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…

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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…

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 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…

Read Story

ABOUT THE R&D SOCIETY

As soon as you become an RDS member, you get access to the RDS training dashboard, which includes 20+ advanced training videos, 12 advanced training workbooks, and interviews with top R&D professionals at Genentech, Regeneron, Novartis, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intel, MedImmune and more. You also get instant, lifetime access to a private job referral network of R&D professionals and R&D hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these R&D professionals 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired into a top R&D career 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 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…

Read Story

Career Training Program

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RDS

Take Your Research From The Bench And Into The Real World

This program will ensure that you get hired into a prestigious R&D position where you can do meaningful scientific work and be paid well for it. As a PhD, you likely have plenty of Research experience, but little or no Development experience, which means you have the “R” in R&D but not the “D."

RDS will train you in “Development” so you can finally get hired into a high-paying, meaningful R&D position in industry. The RDS program leaders and board members are senior R&D professionals with PhDs working at Regeneron, Intel, Google, Apple, Dow Chemical, Pfizer, Zeiss, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and more.

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 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…

Read Story

$46,341

Average annual postdoc salary (Glassdoor)

$81,887

National Average for Scientist I Positions (Glassdoor)

$101,000

National Average for Senior Scientist Positions (Glassdoor)

8.7%

Projected Growth of Global Biopharmaceuticals Market through 2025 (researchandmarkets.com)

10% 

Growth of Biotechnology jobs opportunities
by 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018)

$635 billion

Projected pharmaceutical sales in North America for 2022 (Statista)