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Laboratory 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 lab-based internship project to help unravel the mechanism of action of HHV-001. 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). We have previously tested HHV-001 against the ESKAPE panel of bacteria in vitro. ESKAPE is an acronym for six gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens that are highly virulent and resistant to many antibiotics. HHV-001 has broad spectrum activity against the ESKAPE panel of bacteria in biofilms, however the mechanism of action is still unknown. In this project, we aim to generate data to understand how HHV-001 exerts its effects on bacterial biofilms in vitro. To support this, we will investigate possible interactions between HHV-001 and traditional antibiotics, as well as alternatives to antibiotics (bacteriophages).

Starting date: September/October 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 research activities under supervision
  • Present progress and participate in research discussions
  • Ensure proper documentation of all activities
  • Prepare final report summarizing activities and all major findings, with recommendations for future studies

Your profile:

  • Background in microbiology, life sciences, or related fields
  • Experience with microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, and imaging techniques is desired
  • 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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