Argonne National Laboratory

W. J. Cody Program

Named for one of the pioneers in elementary functions and numerical software libraries, the W. J. Cody Associates summer program for Ph.D. students provides an unprecedented opportunity for students to work with experts in the computing sciences.

As a Cody Associate, you will work actively with Argonne scientists in designing, analyzing, and implementing software solutions for scientific computing at extreme scale. Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division will help you gain new insights into parallel operating systems and file systems; parallel programming models and communication libraries; and numerical methods and software for solving partial differential equations, uncertainty quantification, and optimization problems on the future Department of Energy leadership computing systems. You will work in a research environment that includes the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, with access to one of DOE’s leadership-class computers.


March 1


10 to 12 summer weeks and may be renewed for a second summer


Appointees receive an hourly wage which is determined by the hiring division and the Educational Programs Office. Travel reimbursement is determined by the hiring division in accordance with laboratory policy. All travel arrangements must be made by the hiring division in order to receive any reimbursement.


Students are responsible for securing and funding their own housing.

Application Requirements

  • To be eligible, you must be in an accredited Ph.D. program in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field at a U.S. university;
  • Current resumé as a .pdf file emailed to;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation emailed to;
  • Items must be emailed to;
  • 18 years or older at the time the appointment begins;
  • Satisfactory background check; and
  • Pass a screening drug test which Argonne pays for.

Please note: Use of marijuana/cannabis or its derivatives if prescribed is legal in some states in the United States and is legally used recreationally in some other countries. Having these drugs in your system is NOT legal at United States Federal Contractor sites such as Argonne National Laboratory.