Careers – Literature Thesis Internship


Literature Thesis Internship

Human Health Vision BV (HHV Biotech) is an innovative biotechnology company that believes that all patients should have access to effective anti-infective therapies. The company’s mission is to develop innovative treatments for biofilm-related infectious diseases. Since its inception in 2021, HHV Biotech has built up a network of global partners to accelerate the development of their lead drug candidate HHV-001. Currently, HHV-001 is in pre-clinical development for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI).

The position:
HHV Biotech is looking for a talented and ambitious master’s student for a literature thesis project to review currently available in vivo biofilm models. Approximately 80% of all chronic infections are related to biofilms, and they play a key role in enabling bacteria to evade treatment and the host-immune system, thus contributing to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Significant work has been done to develop in vitro and in vivo biofilm models, however there is no such thing as a ”one-size-fits-all” model. Recent reviews have been made which describe in vitro models, and strategies have been suggested for how to combine methods to get the most robust results, however there is still a gap in the literature regarding in vivo models. In this project, we aim to collect information regarding the current state of in vivo biofilm research, and create a strategy for approaching in vivo research to support our selected indications (for instance, identification of biomarkers). These results will provide valuable information and will support strategic decision making.

Starting date: July/August 2022
Duration: 6-8 months
Location: Leiden Bioscience Park, The Netherlands
Compensation: Yes

What we have to offer:
Our team consists of elite professionals in microbiology and drug development as well as investment banking and strategy consulting. You will have a unique opportunity to have direct access to our CEO and a former associate professor from the LUMC. Joining HHV Biotech means joining a young and highly entrepreneurial environment where your input will be heard and valued.

Your responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct literature review activities under supervision
  • Present progress and participate in research discussions
  • Prepare final report summarizing activities and all major findings, with recommendations for future studies

Your profile:

  • Background in microbiology, life sciences, or related fields
  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s program or recently graduated from a Master’s program
  • Good English communication skills, both written and spoken

Contact details:

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Do not hesitate to reach out in case you have any further questions or need more information.


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