Clinical Research Site Manager

Application ends: May 19, 2026

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Job Description

Full-time, on-site

North Charleston, SC

Perm, Direct Hire

Agile Clinical is searching for a Clinical Site Manager for a client of ours located in Charleston, SC. The Site Manager is responsible for driving operational performance for the research site. Provides on-site oversight to help ensure execution and coordination of clinical research activities according to ICH guidelines, GCP, FDA guidelines and follows company policies and procedures.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Overall clinical site management and leadership with a focus on driving site performance, enhancing efficiencies, patient safety and protocol/GCP/regulatory compliance;
  2. Collaborating with departments leaders in Business Development, Patient Recruitment, Finance, Budgets and Contracts and Quality to coordinate delivery expectations, meet expected study milestones (such as site activation targets, enrollment targets, etc.), meet budgets, and delivery quality data to sponsors;
  3. Reviewing the performance dashboards and other clinical trial systems to oversee site and patient activities, ensure proper staff coverage, and to ensure the data has been updated to reflect timely execution of all operational aspects (required visits/calls, duration, and frequency);
  4. Overseeing resourcing allocations, site assignments and study team members’ output and performance, to ensure study deliverables are on track, identifying risks to delivery or quality, and escalating any risks to clinical trial management deliverables (timeline, quality and budget);
  5. Assisting with initial and ongoing trainings regarding protocol specificities, Case Report Form (CRF) completion, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), clinical plans and guidelines, and timelines for the study;
  6. Ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures, good clinical practice (GCP), FDA regulations, and company policies and procedures;
  7. Overseeing site staff assigned to the study and routinely assessing study-specific process and training compliance, CMP compliance, and identifies emerging risks. May develop and support execution of corrective action plans at site and study level;
  8. Overseeing people management activities including interviewing and selection, performance appraisals, job description preparation, employee counseling, career coaching and termination meetings. Managing site staff, proactively identify and resolve issues, and work to ensure successful site operations;
  9. Overseeing all payroll, absence tracking/approvals, new hire orientation and training per operational needs;
  10. Collaborating with investigators to ensure patient safety and meeting client goals and timelines;
  11. Employing strategic thinking and problem-solving skills to propose and implement risk mitigations;
  12. Participating and presenting in management or site meetings;
  13. Perform all other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of clinical research experience
  • 5 or more years of management experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency is preferred.

Required Skills:

  1. Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft applications, email, electronic health records, web applications, and the ability to type proficiently (40+ wpm).
  2. Must possess strong organizational, time management, problem solving, and project management skills to meet project deadlines.
  3. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Well-developed interpersonal and listening skills and the ability to work well independently as well as with co-workers, subjects, managers and external customers.
  5. Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, and adapt to changes in workloads and priorities.
  6. Must be professional, respectful of others, self-motivated, and have a strong work ethic.
  7. Must possess a high degree of integrity and dependability.
  8. Ability to work under minimal supervision, identify problems and implement solutions.
  9. Ability to handle highly sensitive information in a confidential and professional manner, and in compliance with HIPAA guidelines.