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W.J. Cody Associates

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in applied computer science, computational science, or a related field at a U.S institution.

As a Cody Associate, you will work actively with Argonne scientists in designing, analyzing, and implementing algorithms and software for scientific computing at extreme scale. Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division will help you gain new insights into parallel programming models, runtime systems and compilers; data management and storage; edge computing; performance modeling and optimization; software engineering; data analysis and visualization; machine learning and computer vision; and quantum computing and quantum networks. You will work in a research environment that includes the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, with access to one of DOE’s leadership-class computers.

These opportunities are offered during the summer as 10-14 week appointments. 

Applications open on November 1st, and close on January 15th.

W.J. Cody Associate

The online application has opened. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT.

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Application Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student at an accredited U.S institution in a PhD program and have completed at least one semester of schooling by the start of the program.
  • Current CV.


~Once the Application is completed, you will need to provide the next two items (this will be routed back to you within 2 business days to provide this information):

  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • School Verification form.
    • It’s your responsibility to reach out to your referee to see if the above actions are completed.


~These two items will be completed after the selection period has been made:

  • Satisfactory background check.
  • Pass a screening drug test.


  • Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

Note: U.S. Citizenship/permanent residency is not required.

Financial Information

During the appointment period, participants receive a salary. Salaries are competitive and based upon the field of study and academic year status.


Travel will be paid only for students whose permanent and school addresses are more than fifty miles away from Argonne. Travel expenses are reimbursed consistent with the terms detailed in the laboratory acceptance letter and pursuant to all Global Travel Office procedures. Travel reimbursement is based on a round-trip from the traveler’s trip origin (trip origin to Argonne and Argonne back to trip origin).

Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travelers may choose to drive only if the distance, using the most direct route, is less than 300 miles one way from Argonne. No per diem or lodging costs will be reimbursed while en route. We will calculate distance according to MapQuest. Travel will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 round-trip. Students will receive their reimbursement check three to four weeks after their arrival. If students are traveling to Argonne via air, Argonne must make the travel arrangements. Students will not be reimbursed if they make their own flight arrangements.


Students are responsible for securing and funding their own housing.

For questions about W.J. Cody Associates, please email cody@​mcs.​anl.​gov