Search for the Next Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Journal Editor

The Bioengineering & Translational Medicine (BioTM) journal is a premier journal in bioengineering and related fields. BioTM is an official publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), which is published by John Wiley & Sons. BioTM is focused on fundamental chemical and biological engineering approaches that drive and produce innovative technologies and solutions that impact, or have the potential to impact, clinical practice and/or commercial healthcare products. With an editorial team of one editor-in-chief and four associate editors, this peer-reviewed journal includes research reports, reviews, and rapid communications with a focus on advances in biomolecular engineering.


The editor-in-chief of BioTM is responsible for the overall quality of the journal, oversees the peer review process, and develops and implements strategies to enhance the reputation of the journal. The editor selects the editorial team and staff. There is financial assistance from AIChE to support the staff. The editorial position is a five-year commitment, potentially renewable for an additional five years. The editor reports to the Publication Committee of AIChE and must abide by its ethical guidelines.


The Search Committee seeks an editor for Bioengineering & Translational Medicine who:

  1. sets high technical and ethical standards
  2. has international stature and visibility
  3. has a broad perspective and understanding of the current and future impact of chemical engineering in translational medicine
  4. has experience in one or more aspects of translational medicine
  5. is an effective communicator using various modern platforms of communication
  6. presents and executes a strategic vision for the future of BioTM
  7. embodies the IDEAL values of AIChE

Note: Editorial experience is preferred but not required.

Application phase 1

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest to the Search Committee by email to Michelle Bryner at, in pdf format, by January 6, 2023, and include: a statement (500 words maximum) describing their qualifications and broad vision for the journal, a resume (three-page maximum), and a list of three references the committee can contact. Additional information will be requested from candidates selected as finalists for the editor position.

Application phase 2

In a second phase of the search, a short list of candidates will be asked to expand on their broad vision for BioTM and to comment on:

  1. Your aspirational goals for the journal and the steps you will take to achieve them. How would those goals encompass the notion that the journal extends beyond traditional chemical engineering and points toward the translation of research? 
  2. How would you take advantage of modern media platforms and other new information technology to promote and enhance BioTM?
  3. How would you increase and broaden the visibility, reach, and impact of the journal?
  4. How can BioTM and its editorial team, working with AIChE and Wiley, maintain attractive metrics for time-to-decision and time-to-publication?
  5. How would you maintain/increase the journal’s high impact factor? 
  6. How would you ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion among staff, reviewers, and authors?

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.