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  • Avoid getting hired into an entry-level position in industry working side-by-side or beneath M.Sc's or B.Sc's
  • Get promoted from your current entry-level position into a management-level position 5-8 years ahead of schedule
  • Learn the entire curriculum of top MBA programs without having to pay the standard $238,800 in tuition and fees (Forbes)
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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

Director of Science Outreach

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

About ScientistMBA

Through 8X advanced MBA-level training modules, 41X training videos with instructors from top 10 MBA programs, and graded exams to test your knowledge, you will learn the core MBA concepts you need to get hired into a management position. Once you join, you will be given immediate access to an elite network of 1,000+ MBAs and PhDs in management roles in industry who will answer all of your questions and train you on core MBA topics, including: Economics, Sales & Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Operations Management, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Ethics, Culture, Industry Hierarchy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and much more. You will get to join members-only live webinars with industry executives and be taken through weekly business case studies by our private group training team led by a former management consultant from Bain.

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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

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

Director of Science Outreach

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

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SMBA is guaranteed to get you into management because you get lifetime access to the program and because our team of MBAs and PhDs will never stop helping you elevate your career. SMBA is the most complete MBA-level training program for PhDs who are looking to increase their business acumen, elevate their career trajectory, and excel in industry. This program is taught by MBAs from top 10 MBA programs, including those with experience working in senior roles at Amgen, Shire, Takeda, Google, Amazon and more. SMBA will ensure you skip working in an entry-level position and move directly into a management role in industry. If you are already in industry, you can get promoted into a management position quickly instead of having to wait the average 5-8 years to be promoted.

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…

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 –…

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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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Director of Science Outreach

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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2%

of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies

have PhDs (Forbes).

51%

of CEOs should have PhDs.

This is ScientistMBA's goal.

5-8 Years

is how long it normally takes PhDs to get promoted into management-level positions (Rasmussen).

88%

is how much more likely employers are to hire job candidates with management training (McKinsey).

 3 of 4

employers are more likely to hire PhDs with SMBA or similar credentials on their resume (New Market).

$238K

is the average cost of tuition for a full-time MBA program. Lifetime access to SMBA is less than 0.25% of this cost.