A scientist is a practioner of science.
They are often skeptics of magic. In Daventry people are often wary of scientists and science. Because of this scientists are a rare profession in world of Daventry, and mostly found in modern Earth. However, even still science is taught at the Magicians' Academy and by some tutors, and used by some wizards.
Due to their connection with dread technology scientists maybe seen as synonymous with the darker practioners of Magic.