Chief Science Officer
Science officers serve in the Science Department on starships or starbases. The head of the department is known as the Chief Science Officer and usually operates the science station on the bridge or Sciences operations center.
Service in the Science Department on starships or starbases in Starfleet. As the name implies, science officers are responsible for observations, research, and experiments in any of the sciences, including mathematics, statistics, physics (physical and temporal), chemistry, botany, zoology, geology, cosmology, and others. Some science officers specialize in a particular discipline. The department has some overlap with the medical department in terms of microbiology, xenobiology, and life sciences.