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Preparing for a Recruitment Visit

So you got invited for a job interview. NOW what?!

Dr. J. Mark Petrash
​Tuesday, Dec 2 
Hensel Phelps West Auditorium


“So you got invited for a job interview.  NOW what?!”

  • Guidelines for responding to a faculty position announcement
  • Selection of references
  • How to prepare for your interview
  • How many different ways can you tell your story?
  • How to survive a job “chalk talk”
  • After the interview:  How to play the waiting game

J. Mark Petrash, Professor, Ophthalmology

20 years hiring successful new faculty
NIH study section experience dealing with new investigators
Work at national level to engage new investigators in professional organizations

Short bio:
J. Mark Petrash, PhD is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine | Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Petrash did his undergraduate work in Zoology at the University of Texas in Austin, followed by graduate studies in Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, Petrash joined the faculty at Emory University for 3 years before being recruited to Washington University in St. Louis. There he rose through the faculty ranks and served as Professor and Director of Research in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences until 2008. Since then he has been Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Ophthalmology at the CU SOM|AMC. His research focuses on elucidating mechanisms and drug discovery in diabetic eye disease. He has served in various capacities on NIH study sections and advisory boards, and was president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, a 12,000 member international organization of vision scientists and eye care professionals. In this capacity he has been involved with mobilizing the ARVO membership for advocacy for vision research and in career development training for early stage vision scientists. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and alpine sports.


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