Digital Visual and Image Specialist, Researcher I

Brno, Czech Republic
11 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Department: Department of Anthropology – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 30 Jan 2102
Start date: 1. 3. 2023
Job type: part-time
Job field: Science and research

Bursar of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Digital Visual and Image Specialist (Researcher I)

Workplace: Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: temporary position with 1 year contract (with possible extension), non-academic

Working Hours: 0,5 FTE (part-time employment of 20 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: 1. 3. 2023

Number of Open Positions: 2

Pay: CZK 18 900 per month (1 FTE 37 800 CZK)

Application Deadline: 30. 1. 2023

EU Researcher Profile: R1

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6000 staff and 30 000 students, a wide range of research areas and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science MU, a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Department of Anthropology at the Faculty of Science MU is an academic, research- and education-oriented institution which focuses on the study of interactions between biological, social and cultural aspects of humankind. We are a modern institution oriented on current trends in education, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees, consistently with more than a hundred of students in the undergraduate programs and currently with eight students in the Ph.D. program. From the very beginning, students are offered intensive training in topics of biological and socio-cultural anthropology. They are encouraged to participate in department’s research projects which contributes crucially to their success in the job market after graduation. The research activities are anchored in the tradition embodying the biological and the behavioral aspect of mankind. Many of our top-tier research projects aim to apply scientific knowledge in practice – emphasis is given on developing methods for the fields of forensic anthropology or on multi-disciplinary collaboration projects which address nutritional status or modelling of human growth and development in childhood and adolescence. The department’s labs are equipped with cutting-edge technologies for 3D data acquisition of human body morphology and advanced biological data processing. In addition, advanced evaluation of nutritional status and other somatic characteristics as well as assessment of prehistorical and historical skeletal remains is conducted in our facilities utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Currently, the Department of Anthropology includes 17 faculty members and researchers who are involved in teaching, conducting research and promoting science. For more information, please visit its website at

Job description

The applicant for the position is expected to perform duties related to the associated research project on mapping the Anabaptist population of Moravia in the 16th and 17th centuries, funded by the Ministry of Culture. He or she is expected to participate in 2D and 3D documentation of anthropological and archaeological objects, including skeletal remains, burials, Anabaptist sites etc.  This also includes analysis and interpretation of the documentation and incorporation of the results into project outputs. The candidate is also expected to participate in research and development related to documentation tasks as directed by the immediate supervisor.

Key duties:

  • To perform 2D and 3D digital documentation of anthropological and archeological objects both in the laboratories of the department and collaborating institutions
  • To conduct field research and complete tasks related to excavation, documentation, and analysis of anthropological findings
  • To collaborate on spatial analyses of burial on-site documentation and prepare supporting materials for project outputs
  • To contribute actively to the development of the documentation methodology in the light of new scientific knowledge and technological progress

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • University degree (Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D.) or equivalent
  • Experience with 3D computer graphics software (Blender, 3D Studio Max, Maya and similar)
  • Experience with digital cameras and theoretical and practical knowledge of photo documentation
  • Ability to conduct independent research in the field of 2D and 3D documentation and their further processing and analysis

The applicant should have:

  • Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography or other closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Practical skills in GIS platform
  • Ownership of a remote pilot certificates (open categories) or the ability to apply for the open category certificates
  • Practice in archaeological and/or anthropological field research
  • Category B driver’s licence
  • Good communication skills, communicating in professional English in both spoken and written form in biological anthropology, archaeology, geography or other closely related fields

We Offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare group-Campus and Komenského náměstí
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)
  • International Staff Office provides support with your relocation to Brno Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 30. 1. 2023 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

The candidate shall provide following:

CV Cover letter describing candidate's research interest and experience Summary of research outputs and publications After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!