EYES Research Observership Programme (R.O.P.)

The EYES Research Observership Programme (R.O.P.) allows Early Career Investigators (ECI) doing basic or translational research from Europe to grow and learn during a short, one-month stay in various European endocrine centres of special interest. Due to different European laws the time spent at the host centre will be defined as an “observership".

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2022

Six centres across Europe are participating in this programme:

  1. Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University Hospital Würzburg, Germany. Mentor: Professor Martin Fassnacht. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  2. Centre for Pituitary Gland Development and Pituitary Stem Cell Research, King’s College, London, UK. Mentor: Research Associate Dr Cynthia Andoniadou. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  3. GReD Institute, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Mentor: Professor Pierre Val. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  4. Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Mentor: Professor Chris McCabe. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  5. University of Movement Science (IUSM), Rome, Italy. Mentor: Assistant Professor Migliaccio Silvia. Read more about this Centre and the project here.
  6. Centre for Endocrine Tumors Leiden (CETL), Centre for Pituitary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. Mentor: Professor Nienke Biermasz. Read more about this Centre and the project here.


All applicants must be fully paid ESE members. Applicants are required to be a graduated basic/translational scientist or MD working in endocrinology field (with or without PhD status). Applicants are also required to have published (as one of the authors) at least two papers indexed in Current Contents (CC).

Application Process

The required documents to be submitted on application are:

  • Application form
  • Two preferred centres of interest from the list, field of interest. EYES reserves the right to assign the applicant to the second centre of choice if the first preference is not available.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a Mentor and the other from the Head of Department
  • CV (2 pages max) and Motivation letter (max 500 words)
  • Signed R.O.P. Terms and Conditions document (link to document)
  • Current ESE membership number

All applications must be submitted by using this form by the closing date stated above.

Terms and conditions

Please contact the EYES O.P. Coordinators for further information.