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Research Data Assistant


Reports to: Research Breeder/R&D Manager

Comp: BOE 

Location: Carpinteria, CA


Company Overview

Headwaters is a leading supplier of bulk cannabis focused on cultivation, bulk commodity distribution, and consumer goods. Guided by the tenets of sustainable agriculture and a commitment to transparency, you can trust that Headwaters’ products do right by you, the environment, and the community.

Run by a group of cannabis innovators with a unique blend of business and agricultural knowledge, Headwaters is proud to be leading the Cannabis industry towards a sustainable future. At Headwaters, every decision we make—from production strategy to design—is guided by our three core values: Environmental Awareness, Community Partnership, and Personal Well-Being.  


The Opportunity 

We are looking for a Research Data Assistant to record, input and manage trial data at our greenhouse facilities in Carpinteria. The perfect candidate is not only passionate and knowledgeable about commercial cannabis production, but also proficient with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.

Generally, the Research Data Assistant will be responsible for recording/collecting, inputting, and managing propagation, cultivation, and harvest data for internal R&D trials. If you’re looking to join a small and rapidly growing start-up with massive opportunities for growth, then we’d love to meet you!


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Participate in breeding and greenhouse R&D trials, including: cross pollination, self-pollination, pollen production, propagation, transplanting, producing and harvesting flower/seeds. 
  • Collect, input, and manage phenotypic data across propagation, cultivation, and harvest processes in a Spanish-speaking environment.
  • Create labels to properly track movement of all plants.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Manager.  

Skills & Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills and an ability to learn new software.
  • Experience with worksheet creation and data entry in Excel and Google Sheets.
  • Ability to operate within a tightly controlled track and trace environment.
  • Positive attitude, remains calm under pressure.
  • Multitasker.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Passes Livescan background check (no felonies).
  • No recreational cannabis-use or other substance abuse is tolerated during work hours.
  • Must be 21+ years of age.
  • Must have legal working status.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) communication skills are a plus.

Team Player: Proven ability to work cooperatively with team members at all levels.

Accountability: Establishes clear expectations for self and others to achieve stated goals and objectives. Sets regular review and oversight procedures against a plan and gives regular feedback to ensure system and record accuracy.

Experience: Demonstrated expertise in their field.

Value Adds

  • Ground floor opportunity in a fast-growing startup.
  • Collaborative culture with a supportive team.
  • A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunities.


Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities for team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status or disability in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. We hire and promote individuals based on their qualifications for the position to be filled. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.


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