# Setting working directory for your job

By default, jobs are executed from your home-directory on the research environment (i.e. /home/<your-user-name>, $HOME or ~). You can include cd commands in your job-script to change to different directories; alternatively, you can provide an instruction to the scheduler to change to a different directory to run your job. The available options are:

-D | --workdir=[dir_name] - instruct the job scheduler to move into the directory specified before starting to run the job on a compute node