Careers at the
Danforth Center

The Danforth Center is a diverse community of scientific leaders and administrators who are dedicated to delivering on our mission to improve the human condition through plant science.  We are committed to living our core values and providing a safe, encouraging, and supportive workplace where community members can thrive and grow.  The Danforth Center is recognized as a St. Louis Top Place to Work.

Who We Are

  • 396 community members from more than 20 countries
  • 100% dedication to improving the human condition through plant science
  • Mission: To improve the human condition through plant science. 
  • Vision: The Danforth Center seeks to feed the hungry and improve human health while preserving and renewing our environment. Through our endeavors, we will enhance the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science and innovation.
  • Values: Collaboration, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity and Respect, Environmental Sustainability, Stewardship

How We Care for Our Community

  • We offer competitive salary and a generous benefit program including medical, dental and vision and a qualified retirement plan with a generous employer contribution
  • We provide paid time off as an opportunity for individual vacation and sick leave and an opportunity for our community to collectively disconnect with generous holidays
  • We provide paid parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers
  • We encourage healthy lifestyles by offering a comprehensive wellness program and resources, an onsite exercise facility, and free yoga
  • We provide weekly opportunities for our community to come together to collaborate, exchange ideas and support one another

Learn more about our benefits and culture in the section below.

I love my job because I get to do amazing science with great co-workers. We have all the resources we need, and a truly talented support staff.

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Join our team

Danforth Center open positions are listed below. Please click on a job title to learn more and to apply.

Top Workplaces 2023 St. Louis Post-Dispatch BadgeThe Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is proudly an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions at the Danforth Center are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy that the Danforth Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin and status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this web site, please contact People and Culture at 314.587.1033 for further assistance.

As part of the Danforth Center’s equal employment opportunity policy, we will take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders – click here to view the Danforth Center’s policy on affirmative action. A copy of the Danforth Center’s Affirmative Action Plan for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for review in the People and Culture Department during regular business hours.

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