At the Institute of Archeology in Zagreb, Jere Drpić was employed in 2019 on a temporary basis in the Department for Scientific Archaeological Documentation (Arhindoks) and thus participated in systematic archaeological research and field surveys as a field documentarist, leader or deputy leader on various archaeological excavations. His work in that role included systematic archaeological research at the Jalžabet-Gomila site (led by Saša Kovačević), as well as research at the Roman site Novo Selo-Bunje Brač (led by Kristina Jelinčić Vučković), in which the Institute of Archeology in Zagreb and French partners CNRS Center Camile Julian (Aix-en-Provence) and Université Paris-Est Marne-la Vallée (Paris) collaborated. In September 2020, he then began a assignment with the Institute of Archeology as an assistant/PhD student on the founding project of the Croatian Science Foundation titled, “Life on the Roman road - communications, trade and identities on Roman roads in Croatia from the 1st to the 8th CE - LRR, leader Ivana Ožanić Roguljić.” This project focused on the interpretation of everyday life on the Roman road in Croatia, from the beginning of Roman rule to the period of collapse, with additional focus on acculturation and integration of new identities. In the same year Drpić enrolled in a postgraduate doctoral study of archeology, University of Zagreb. His area of scientific interest is primarily Roman provincial archeology, with a special focus on Roman road communications, i.e., the study of already known Roman road axes in relation to lesser-known local vicinal roads, primarily in the spatial context of the Sava and Drava interfluves. Narrower scientific interest also includes the application of modern scientific methods and research tools such as archaeological prospecting, geographic information system, aerial photography and landscape archeology incorporated with the study of Roman road communications and the interrelationship of ancient settlements and Roman road infrastructure.