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$ 55.90-$ 98.47 hourly, $ 116,719-$ 205,605 annually

Date Posted:   06/19/2014
Closing Date:   07/18/2014
Working Title:   OMC Research Manager
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   Office of Medical Cannabis
Location:   Freeman Building, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   14HEAL000242
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   The Research Manager is responsible for providing medical and research leadership and expertise for the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) within the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). This is accomplished by liaising, collaborating and prioritizing with the provider. The Research Manager is a critical member of the OMC leadership team, reporting directly to the Director of the OMC. Job responsibilities include:

Monitoring, Researching, Evaluating and Reporting: Ensure that the research and registry portions of the program support the goal of providing patients, providers and the general public with information about the benefits and risks of medical cannabis.

Management and Operations: Provide effective and efficient administration, budget, staffing and adherence for the research and registry elements of the program.

Medical Consultation: Implement internal and external communications planning, including outreach to providers or patients who may be eligible to participate in the program, other state agencies and other divisions within MDH.

Communication: A significant component of this position will be communicating with various stakeholder groups, including, but not limited to: the Governor's office, the legislature, other executive agencies, local municipalities, provider groups, law enforcement, academics, media, and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications:   MD degree and licensure as a physician in the State of Minnesota (Board Certified or Board Eligible).


Knowledge of the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, management and prevention of qualifying diseases and injury and the ability to explain and discuss these with health care provider and public audiences.

Ability to evaluate the applicability of medical and epidemiologic studies to address the impact of medical cannabis in Minnesota.

Ability to plan, organize and direct a statewide patient registry in medical cannabis.

Ability to analyze problems and provide information and recommend changes in medical cannabis composition and dosage levels.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to prepare reports, grants, contracts, news releases, and articles for publication in major medical and public health journals.

Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others.

Ability to prepare and maintain budgets.

Ability to analyze research studies.

Preferred Qualifications:   Thorough knowledge of statistics and statistical methods of research.

Thorough knowledge of MDH functions, program policies, and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to state and local public health programs.

Ability to organize seminars, in-service training and workshops in relevant technical areas for highly? trained health care professionals such as physicians.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable plan provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans - Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This vacancy is open to all all qualified job seekers. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:

1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#14HEAL000242) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.

2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#14HEAL000242) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Manny Munson-Regala, 651-201-5811/